Apricot Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

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.

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At Apricot Dental, we work with most PPO insurance plans, and we will work with you to make sure you receive the maximum coverage available under your plan.

The following is only a partial listing of the PPO plans we work with. If you don't see yours, but you have a PPO plan, the chances are that we will accept it. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or to confirm that we work with your insurance:

Aetna

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Careington

Cigna

Delta Dental

Humana

Principal

United Concordia

United Healthcare

If you're uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we also accept CareCredit. Please visit our financial page for more details.

Mother & Daughter | Oral Cancer Rockwall TXYes, we have been screening all of our patients for possibility of Oral Cancer. Dr. Randhawa is very diligent about it and carefully examines the outside and inside tissues of the oral cavity for detection of any lumps, red or white spots. If she finds a small growth inside the mouth, she completely removes it with soft tissue laser and sends it for Biopsy. If the growth seems to be bigger or more concerning, she refers patients to oral surgeons or oral pathologists for further investigation.

Every patient has unique needs, and there are numerous procedures we perform. So, it’s difficult to predict precisely how long yours will take, but on average, most appointments run about 45 to 90 minutes. When we schedule your dental procedure, we will be able to give you a better idea of the time it will take for you.

One thing you will notice that’s different at Apricot Dental is the undivided attention you will receive from Dr. Randhawa. We understand that you invest a lot in your oral health, and we owe it to you to make the most of the time we spend with you.

For this reason, Dr. Randhawa schedules and sees only one patient at a time. This means she won’t be running in and out of your treatment room to tend to other patients, and she won’t disappear for long stretches at a time.

We also offer flexible office hours so you can plan your appointment to fit your schedule. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays until 6 PM, and we start at 7:30 AM on Fridays.

If you have a question about a particular procedure, or you need to schedule an appointment, please call our Rockwall, TX dental office.

We know our valued patients are busy, which can make it difficult to schedule convenient dental appointments. At Apricot Dental, we don’t just say we’re here for you; we have designed our hours so you can get the high-quality care you need when it’s convenient for you.

Our dental office is open five days a week. We stay until 6 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays and start our day at 7:30 AM on Fridays. You can easily schedule appointments for your family before or after school or work. Our extended morning and evening hours also make it more likely that our dental office will be open if you break a tooth or have another dental emergency.

Please call our Rockwall, TX dental office at (972) 961-9003 to arrange an appointment that fits your scheduling needs. Or you can email us by using our convenient online contact form.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman | Cosmetic Dentist Rockwall TXAt Apricot Dental, we offer a variety of procedures to help you with this concern. We are not born with perfect teeth. The shape of the teeth can not be corrected with orthodontics. If you are in need of mild correction, Composite Bonding with matching material can be your solution. If you have moderate to severely multiple misshapen teeth, Porcelain Veneers will be your best option. None of the restorations lighten with teeth whitening so we always advise you to start with your teeth whitening followed by cosmetic correction. Check our Smile Gallery for similar examples.

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency patients always take priority. Depending upon the severity of your symptoms, we will try to give you an appointment the same day. If you are suffering from a dental emergency such as a cracked or broken tooth, a knocked-out tooth, severe pain, or another dental emergency, make sure to call us right away at (972) 961-9003. 

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.

Porcelain Veneers

Woman | Cosmetic Dentist Rockwall TXAt Apricot Dental, we offer a variety of procedures to help you with this concern. We are not born with perfect teeth. The shape of the teeth can not be corrected with orthodontics. If you are in need of mild correction, Composite Bonding with matching material can be your solution. If you have moderate to severely multiple misshapen teeth, Porcelain Veneers will be your best option. None of the restorations lighten with teeth whitening so we always advise you to start with your teeth whitening followed by cosmetic correction. Check our Smile Gallery for similar examples.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Since she graduated from dental school in 2003, Dr. Randhawa has been exclusively restoring teeth with next-generation tooth-colored composite fillings. There are so many benefits to choosing tooth-colored fillings that she doesn't feel the need to place silver amalgam fillings at our Rockwall dental office.

There are several benefits to choosing tooth-colored material to fill cavities and restore your oral health:

  • A composite of glass and resin particles gives tooth-colored fillings a natural appearance that resembles dental enamel.
  • The material can be shaded to match surrounding teeth for a seamless repair.
  • After the filling material is placed and shaped to mimic the structure of your tooth, even you won’t be able to see where the filling ends, and your tooth begins.
  • Tooth-colored dental fillings are durable and can last between five and seven years.
  • Since the material resembles tooth enamel, we can also use composite material to improve the shape of a tooth and correct smile flaws like chipped or broken teeth.
  • Unlike silver fillings, we can be conservative with the amount of healthy tooth structure we need to remove to create a durable repair.

If you have a cavity or want to change the appearance of a tooth, call Apricot Dental to learn more about tooth-colored fillings at our Rockwall, TX dental office.

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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.