Do I need a Root Canal?

Root Canals | Temple TX Dentist

Root canals are needed when a tooth has severe decay or damage. It's very common to need a root canal if cavities are left untreated, allowing the decay to progress into the inner area of your tooth. 

This procedure is more in-depth than a normal filling. First, your dentist will administer some anesthetic to ensure that you don't feel any pain during the procedure, and then they will drill a hole to allow access to the inside of your tooth. Your dentist will then use a series of specialized tools to remove the decay, infection, and all of the pulp and nerves from the inside of the affected tooth. Then the ...

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Post-Orthodontic Care

A Woman Holds Her Retainer | Temple TX Dentist

When you think about your braces, you probably think about the treatment process, and actually having braces on your teeth. But post-care is extremely important after an orthodontic treatment as well! Of course, your specific care needs after your treatment will depend on your unique situation, but there's some normal items that you can expect once your braces have been removed: 

  • Regular checkups:  After your braces have been removed, you'll still need to follow up with your dentist to ensure that your teeth are staying put. In some cases, braces may need to be reapplied if the teeth are quickly moving back, so keeping up with post-care is very important!
  • Retainers: Retainers ...

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Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

Tooth Implant Temple TX

Dentures are a very common option for tooth replacement, and this treatment works well for many people. However, some of the downsides of dentures may mean that an upgrade is in order. Dental implants are a permanent option that are more comfortable, natural looking, and natural feeling. Implants involve the placement of a titanium post into the jawbone that is topped by a full crown. 

Dental Implants Transition

If you have ill-fitting dentures, or if you simply haven't been able to adjust to the change, dental implants may be the best next step! The process begins with a consultation with an experienced implant dentist. Your dentist will be able to ...

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What Makes a Dentist Stand Out?

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If you're searching for a new dentist, you probably already know there are tons of options out there to choose from. Finding the right dentist, however, can make a huge difference in your oral health experience goes, and it's a great opportunity to find an office that you love! 

Finding a Great Dentist

If you're just getting started on your hunt for a new dental office, we recommend that you take some time to consider what is most important to you. For example, are you looking for an office that is close to your home or work? Or maybe you're looking for someone who provides a specific procedure? Maybe your main ...

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Making Sure You are Covered for Dental Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield Dentist Temple

The world of dental insurance coverage can be difficult to navigate if you aren't familiar with it. By working with a great team, though, you can rest easy. When it's time visit the dentist for a specific treatment, or for your regular cleaning, you want to make sure that you're covered for what you need! 

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Finding the right dental office can make all the difference in your insurance process. The dental staff at the office you are visiting should be able to help you fully understand your benefits and coverage levels. Most insurance options cover a wide array of dental services to an extent, with a maximum coverage ...

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Winners of Our 1st Annual Scholarship Challenge

Dr. Rich and Temple Dental Trails is delighted to announce the winners of our 1st Annual Scholarship Challenge!

The two winners of our $500 scholarships are:

Mr. Luis Santiago-Cruz is a 2016 graduate of Belton High School. He will be attending Texas A&M University in the Fall and will be majoring in Engineering.

Ms. Dechanel Michelle Santos is a 2016 graduate of Killeen High School. She will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the Fall and will be majoring in English.

Thank you to all who participated!

See you next year.

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Adult Orthodontic Options

Temple TX Orthodontics | Temple Dentist

When thinking about braces, teens are often the first thing that comes to mind. But alignment issues are extremely common with adults as well, and orthodontic procedures are a great way to improve the look of your smile as an adult. These types of treatments are becoming more and more popular because of newer technology like clear braces. 

Get the Smile You've Always Wanted

Teeth alignment is commonly used as a treatment for aesthetic purposes, but it's actually valuable to your health to have straighter teeth as well. While getting your professional cleanings is extremely important, your at-home care is vital to oral health as well. When you have misaligned teeth, it's ...

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