Apricot Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cleanings & Exams

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Our focus at Apricot Dental is to help you understand how preventive treatments like routine dental cleanings and exams can benefit your long-term oral health and keep dental costs under control.

Dr. Randhawa and our team believe that informed patients enjoy better oral health, and a healthy smile leads to a healthy life. We encourage your questions because it shows us that you're engaged with the process. Our common goal is your excellent oral health and learning what matters to you helps us provide you with the most appropriate treatment for your needs.

Some of the questions we frequently hear are listed below, but you may have some of your own. If so, please don't hesitate to call our dental office at (972) 961-9003 or email us using our convenient online contact form.

Cleanings & Exams

At Apricot Dental, we pride ourselves on providing you with the level of care we would expect for our own family. That includes offering sedation and doing everything possible to ensure that you are comfortable during your appointment.

Many of our patients find that our gentle, personalized approach to dental care is enough to help them relax and know they are in good hands. But many others appreciate the calming effects of sedation dentistry at our Rockwall, TX dental office.

Dr. Randhawa is certified to provide sedation with nitrous oxide as well as oral conscious sedation. Either method helps you relax, but they offer different levels of comfort.

Nitrous oxide is a form of conscious sedation that’s mild enough to use for children. You inhale nitrous through a small nasal mask, and as you do, you will start to feel very calm and relaxed. You’ll experience a deep sense of wellbeing, but you will remain conscious and able to communicate with your team. Nitrous leaves the system quickly so that you can drive yourself home from your appointment.

Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescription medication about an hour before your appointment. You’ll arrive feeling very relaxed and drowsy, and many patients fall asleep during their procedure.

If you think that you would benefit from sedation dentistry, please call us or let us know before your next procedure. Your comfort and wellbeing is our priority!

At Apricot Dental, we focus on providing exceptional patient care to all our patients. We are especially sensitive to the feelings of our friends and neighbors who are anxious about getting dental care.  

Dr. Randhawa focuses on ensuring that your procedure is as pain-free and stress-free as possible for you. You can count on her expertise and 15 years of experience in providing patients with high-quality, comfortable dental care. Before administering an injection, she uses a topical numbing gel to minimize discomfort. Dr. Randhawa’s experience giving dental injections has led many of our patients to say that they didn’t even realize they already had a shot!

But we want everyone to be comfortable, and some patients can benefit from sedation dentistry. We are pleased to offer nitrous oxide at our Rockwall, TX dental office for patients who want to eliminate the possibility of anxiety. When you inhale nitrous oxide through a comfortable nasal mask, you will enjoy a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

Our team knows that when you are relaxed during your appointment, we can provide you with the safe, comfortable treatment you deserve. Please call Apricot Dental to see for yourself why our patients count on our gentle, compassionate care.

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As we reopen our office, we are committed to the safety of our community. We are diligently following all guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. Please visit https://www.apricotdentalcare.com/blog/Other/Our-Office-is-Now-Open/22633 for more info on our protocols.