Dental FAQs

Is Dr. Grapevine accepting new patients?

We are always accepting new patients to our dentist office and would be honored to treat your dental needs. Our dentist in Plano, TX provides patient-focused complete dentistry for all ages.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes. Each person has a different dental plan and situation. We will work on your behalf to maximize your benefits and not compromise your dental treatment. We do not want finances dictating dental treatment. We also have financing options and certain discounts for those who qualify. Give us a call and let us help you with your dental treatment and your insurance benefits.

Does Dr. Grapevine treat children?

Yes, Dr. Grapevine is a family dentist and we welcome children in our Plano dentist office. Our primary goal is to make sure the child’s visits are educational and enjoyable. We introduce children to the office with a tell, show, and do treatment method. We explain the procedure on their level, show them what we will be using, and in some cases let them feel certain items. Then, after they are comfortable, we begin treatment with frequent questioning and evaluating of how they are doing.

At what age should my children first see the dentist?

Dr. Grapevine prefers to see children by age 3. This is a simple visit with the parent and often during one of the parent’s appointments. We simply introduce ourselves and discuss with the parent what to expect with their child’s developing teeth and how to care for the teeth.

Does Dr. Grapevine perform orthodontic (braces) treatment?

Depending on the type of treatment needed, Dr. Grapevine may recommend aligner therapy with Invisalign® or refer you to a local orthodontist for braces.

What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?

In the case of a dental emergency, you can call our office and you will receive an emergency number to call. You will then be contacted as soon as possible and we will provide as much helpful information as possible over the phone. If we need to see you personally, we will arrange this as needed.

How do I know then it’s time to come in for a check-up?

The American Dental Association recommends a healthy adult have a check-up consisting of a cleaning and exam with x-rays as needed every 6 months. No two individuals are alike and based on patient’s medical history, dental history, and future needs, we can customize a treatment plan that is just right for you.

Do you place implants?

Dr. Grapevine does not “place implants” in our office. We do restore implants in our office. First, we discuss treatment options with you and determine if an implant is the ideal choice for your situation. Then, we team up with either an oral surgeon or periodontist and discuss with them your case and treatment.

The oral surgeon or periodontist will place the implant and we will allow proper healing time for the dental implant. After proper healing time, we place the planned crown on the implant in our office.

Do you perform root canals and extractions?

Yes, Dr. Grapevine is proficient in both procedures and discuss with you what the procedure entails and your treatment options. We make sure patients are educated about what is going on in their mouth.

Do you offer dental sedation?

Dr. Grapevine does offer dental sedation in our Plano dental office. We have three main choices that we provide: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and I.V. sedation, all in office. The I.V. sedation is performed by a medical anesthesiologist who treats you in our office.

Depending on your level of anxiety and dental treatment needed, we can suggest to you the best option. All sedation methods are in a comfortable, calm environment with your needs in mind. Please give us a call to discuss with you the best option.

Do you provide cosmetic dentistry?

Yes, Dr. Grapevine is one of the most highly trained cosmetic dentists in the North Dallas region. We treat each patient individually and develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs. We have several options to offer and we spend time with you one-on-one discussing your personal situation.