In-Office Financing

Additionally, for more extensive dental treatment, we are pleased to assist you with extended payment plans for those who qualify with no upfront costs or prepayment penalties.

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept most major PPO dental insurance and are in-network providers for the following plans:






Delta PPO




Lincoln Financial


Mutual of Omaha



Team Care


United Concordia

United Healthcare


Is your plan not listed?

We also file for many other PPO dental plans, so please feel free to contact our office for questions about your specific plan. Our Insurance Coordinator will be happy to go over the details of your insurance plan to help get the most out of your coverage. We will also help file your insurance claims, track them, and follow up on any claim delays. If you have any questions about your unique coverage, the best option is to visit our dental office for a consultation with the dentist to determine the treatments you need! Then, our experienced staff will be able to help you understand your coverage options. 

Woman with tooth pain | Emergency Dentist Temple TXWe know that dental emergencies are often frightening and almost always painful. The first step is to contact our Temple dental office as soon as possible. Our emergency dentist in Temple, TX always reserves time to provide urgent care for patients. 

If your dental emergency occurs during business hours, give our 76504 office a call, and we will get you in for treatment the same day. If it’s after hours, you can contact us at our emergency number (254) 300-8381. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

In an emergency, there are some steps you can take before you get to our office for treatment:

Severe Tooth Pain

As you can guess, severe pain indicates a serious problem that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. You can use cold compresses on and off for 20 minutes to help reduce the pain until you get to our office.

Knocked-Out Teetth

Call our office immediately, because the sooner we see you, the better the chance we have of saving your tooth. Handle it by the crown and do not touch the root! It's important to keep the root moist, so you should place the tooth in milk or warm water until you get to our office.

Lost Dental Crown

In some cases, it is possible to re-cement the crown into place, so keep it safe until you arrive at our office. We do not recommend using over-the-counter cement to try to place the crown back on your tooth.

Note: If your emergency involves trauma to your face or head, call 911 or get to an emergency room immediately.

Patients commonly ask us why we need to take dental x-rays. The answer is that even the most comprehensive visual exam doesn’t give our dentists the complete picture. Much of what can go wrong with your oral health starts inside teeth or under the gums that we can’t see without a dental x-ray.

Dental x-rays provide a detailed picture of your oral so we can accurately diagnose or monitor a condition. Your x-rays also become part of your dental history and are always available to view in the future.

How Often Do I Need Dental X-Rays?

How often we need updated x-rays depends on your dental condition, but the general guidelines from the American Dental Association are as follows:

Bitewing x-rays—These images capture your upper and lower back (posterior) teeth in two x-rays, one for each side. Each patient is different, but we typically recommend four bitewings every six to 12 months.

Full mouth x-rays—If you have no history of cavities or gum disease, we recommend full mouth x-rays every 2–3 years. For patients prone to these conditions, our dentist may recommend them once or twice a year.

Diagnostic x-rays—If you experience a toothache, we need to take an x-ray to see inside and between your teeth. We can’t treat what we can’t see, and a dental x-ray helps our dentist diagnose the problem and plan treatment accordingly.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

At Temple Dental Trails, your safety is our priority. Our digital imaging technology minimizes your radiation exposure by as much as 90 percent compared to film x-rays.

We provide maximum protection by using a lead apron that x-rays can’t penetrate and limiting x-rays for pregnant women and very young children.

If you have other questions about x-rays or how we keep you safe at our Temple, TX dental office, please call us at (254) 771-1115.

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