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Dr. Keith Grimm

Dentistry
Hockely, TX
26 years experience

Locations

Eagle Pointe Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

Hockely, TX

Address

20555 FM 2920 , Suite 7, Hockely, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

2815164606

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
45 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
No: Dental sealants will only help to prevent cavities. They will do nothing to help the gums.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Maybe: Generally clear aligner therapy is not as effective as traditional orthodontics for the movements you describe, but it is possible depending on how fa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Maybe: It depends on your bite (how your top and bottom teeth meet). It would be best to be evaluated by an orthodontist in your area. Talk to your regular... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
No: The problem with "fizzy" drinks after an extraction is that there is a slight possibility that the fizz will loosen the blood clot and cause a dry soc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type x-ray, whether or not you have insurance, and your geographical area. Without insurance it could range from $35 to $100 in my ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
No: After an abscess heals there are two treatment options to prevent things from recurring. One is to remove the tooth and replace it with a dental impl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Generally, yes: Generally speaking yes; however, there are some kinds of infections where Amoxicillin would not be the first choice. Have your dentist check things o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes.: Most dentists today will offer flexible third party financing through companies like care credit that makes getting dental work affordable.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
About an hour: It depends on what all is done. The first appointment for my patients is usually for orthodontic records...Photos, molds of your teeth, and the neces... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Effective: Depending on the severity of the bite relationship, orthodontic treatment is pretty successfull at treating all those conditions. There are times whe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
None: The radiation risk from a full mouth series of x-rays is less than what you would get standing outside on a sunny day. Most dentist use digital x-ray... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
It's hard: It's a hard habit to break in kids. Protective appliances normally used in adults are considered by some to be choking hazards with kids, and with th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
No and Yes: The amount of Fluoride in the water supply is perfectly safe and it's been proven to aide in the prevention of tooth decay.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Corrosion: Amalgam fillings are metal and the longer a metal stays in a wet environment the more likely it will corrode. It's that corrosion that will cause the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Doesn't matter: Most, if not all, of the comfort and function of a denture comes not from the materials or brands used...It's from how well they fit. Find a dentist ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Possibly: Most kids will begin to loose baby teeth by age 7-8. Some kids will be a little ahead of that schedule, and some will lag behind. If you're worried ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: If the the tooth that was extracted was severely decayed or if there was infection present before the extraction, the risk of a secondary infection af... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Not fun: In general, anything labeled as "temporary" is usually not as comfortable as the permanent restoration. However, that doesn't mean that you should ha... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
It depends...: The cost for a bone graft varies greatly depending on your location. There are some providers in my area that do not charge anything for the graft! ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Also.: It could also be a result of the injection to get you numb.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Nothing unless...: Unless there is a clinical reason for removal, your dentist will monitor them for breakdown. All fillings in your mouth will eventually "wear out" an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: Traditional "braces" are still widely used by dentists and orthodontists. There are other options using a series of clear aligner trays that are avai... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Risk vs benefit: You have to weigh the risk complications of immediate treatment vs the risk of waiting on antibiotics to attack the infection. Sometimes it's best to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Not sure: I've never heard of that. He/she may be referring to a secondary infection that resulted from a cavity but without more information, i'm afraid i can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bleaching: If the tooth has had a root canal, a dentist can place a whitening agent inside the tooth to "bleach" the tooth internally.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
"Ingredients": Mercury is one of the metals contained in the alloy of amalgam fillings. There is some controversy over whether or not is is released from the amalga... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: Unless your dentist uses cad-cam technology to make the crown while you wait, it is standard to wear a temporary crown with your permanent was is bein... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Brush and floss: Routine home care such as brushing and flossing are the main things. You could also add a flouride containing mouthwash to help. Watch your diet as ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Kind of.: Dry socket usually becomes symptomatic at around the 3 day mark...But it gets is start when a good blood clot fails to form in the extraction site on ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Pain: The hallmark for dry socket is extreme pain that feels like it radiates to your ear and entire lower jaw. Usually things seem ok for the first couple... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Time: Oral ulcers will usually be healed and gone in 7-10 days. If you have an ulcer or sore that has been around significantly longer than that, you need ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Depends: It depends. Was the surgery pretty straightforward or were there complications? How much bleeding is there? It's not uncommon for the extraction si... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
No...: It depends on the severity of the decay. Small to moderate sized cavities can easily be filled, allowing you to keep your teeth. Some larger cavitie... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
No.: By the three and a half week mark, you should be almost completely healed. Go have things checked if you're having unusual pain.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bad bite: It's a fancy way of saying that the top and bottom teeth are badly out of alignment. How it looks can vary depending on what the cause is and whether... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Ibuprofen: Taking Ibuprofen the day of your appointments and every 8 hours for the couple days following your appointments should help with your pain.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: The muscles of the jaw and face are incredibly powerful and it's not uncommon for someone who grinds their teeth to damage not only the fillings, but ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Depends: It depends on how long ago you had your braces off. During the first 6 months after finishing treatment, the teeth are still a tiny bit loose from tr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: Without regular checkups during your orthodontic treatment you will not be aware of potential problems with your oral health. Having braces on your t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: Braces in general are going to hurt a little. If your gums are sensitive to flossing it's most likely due to some inflammation caused by plaque bacte... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Sometimes: Versed is one of many different drugs that can be used safely in dental sedation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Routine dental care: Mild periodontitis usually means that some minor loss of bone supporting the teeth has been lost. The first thing is to have a professional cleaning ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Usually not: Depending on the cause of your lower lip position, orthodontics may actually improve it. Of course long term stability is dependant on compliance wit... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
A few ways: Make sure when you brush and floss, that you are also brushing your tongue. Sometimes the bacteria that cause bad breath can live within the little f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Not always: Some tooth sensitivity can be normal; however, prolonged sensitivity to hot temperatures or tapping on your teeth can be signs that the tooth is abces... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes.: It's not only the sugar content in sodas that make them bad for your teeth...It's also the acidity. Cavities develop with the acidity level (ph) in y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Several: It can be broken down to basically this. Healthy, gingivitis, mild periodontitis, moderate periodontitis, and then severe periodontitis. It mainly de... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
It's all good: There really is no con to either of those. Regular waterpik use will help keep you teeth and gums clean and healthy; however, it's not a substitute f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
More info please: I'm not sure i'm understanding your question. If you give a little more detail, i can maybe get you started in the right direction to get things fixe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 26 years experience
Re-infection: I'm assuming you mean the little orangish colored "thread"...That is the material that seals off the tooth from bacterial leakage. If you've removed ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Grimm is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Grimm is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Severe pain is not present. Guess am in the clear.
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This information was very helpful. Thank you!
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