Dr. Keith Grimm

Dentistry
Hockely, TX
27 years experience

Locations

Eagle Pointe Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

Hockely, TX

Address

20555 FM 2920 , Suite 7, Hockely, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
No: Dental sealants will only help to prevent cavities. They will do nothing to help the gums.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Also.: It could also be a result of the injection to get you numb.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes.: Most dentists today will offer flexible third party financing through companies like care credit that makes getting dental work affordable.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Evaluation: A lot of the time mouth breathing is caused by some sort of airway problem...Enlarged tonsils, deviated septum in your nose, etc. I'd recommend and e... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes, but...: Novacaine is a type of local anesthesia, but it is rarely...If ever...Used anymore because there are better choices available today. It is completly ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
It depends: Is the pain coming from wisdom teeth that are still present, or is it pain from the extractions? If you still have your wisdom teeth, you may have a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
A hole: Dry socket is essentially when a blood clot either doesn't form or is prematurely broken down or lost from the extraction site...Leaving an open wound... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Orthodontics: Depending on the severity of your malocclusion, you may ask you dentist for a referral to an orthodontist. Sometimes correcting the bite will help wi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Keep flossing: Unless you are actually cutting your gums from flossing improperly, gum tissue should not bleed from flossing. Any sign of bleeding while flossing is... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
No: There has never been any research that i'm aware of that has shown that mercury (although present) will leach from the filling into your system. Ther... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
It can: Sometimes people will grind their teeth because their bite is not coming together in an ideal way. Having orthodontic treatment to correct an incorre... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: Teeth will continue to shift throughout your life, even if you've never had braces. That's why it's always a good idea to get missing teeth replaced.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
As soon as you start: Smokeless tobacco use will increase your risk for oral cancer from day one. Of course, that risk is higher the longer you use it. Things to watch ou... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Small or large?: It depends on the size of the cavity. Small cavities can be easily filled with a tooth colored resin material while larger cavities may require porce... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
A lot: Depending on you upper and lower jaw shape, size, and postition, having orthodontic treatment can have a dramatic effect on your face. Discuss any co... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
It depends: The actual placement surgery is usually about an hour. On average though, the time to complete treatment...From your first appointment until there's ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Maybe: At 20 months, most kids will have almost all of their baby teeth; however some kids will lag behind what is considered average. I would have your son... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes, but...: Orthodontic treatment is the best way to correct your overbite, in my opinion. Depending on the severity of the overbite, cosmetic dentistry can be u... 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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