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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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At Murfree Dental, we want you to feel that you can turn to any member of our team when you have questions. It’s your dental health, and you deserve to feel informed and comfortable with the treatments we recommend. That is why we welcome and encourage you to talk to us anytime there’s something on your mind.

Some of the most commonly asked questions are listed below, and we hope you will take a moment to browse through them. If there is anything else on your mind that you don’t see here, please call our Murfreesboro, TN dental office so we can find the answer you’re looking for.


It is important to us that patients in our community have access to quality dentistry, so we are pleased to accept most PPO dental insurances. At Murfree Dental, we are currently in-network with:

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennesee
  • Cigna PPO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Guardian
  • GEHA
  • Humana PPO.
  • MetLife 
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • UMR 

We do not accept HMO, Medicaid, or TennCare 

You can still see a dentist out of your network, and you will receive benefits, but without the discounted in-network rate. While out-of-pocket expenses may be higher, many out-of-network patients choose us because they appreciate the high-quality dentistry they know we provide.

If you don’t have insurance, we still have ways to make your dentistry more affordable. Since we personalize treatment plans, we can plan your dental work in stages over several months. You will still receive top-notch dentistry but in a way that better fits your real-world budget.

We also accept CareCredit financing that allows you to receive the dental care you need today and then pay the balance in manageable monthly amounts. CareCredit is easy to apply for, approval rates are high, and there are no waiting periods.

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At Murfree Dental, we want you to feel comfortable about the cost of your dentistry. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Murfreesboro, TN dental office so we can help you.


At Murfree Dental, we want to provide quality dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN that is convenient for you and your family. We know what it can take to carve a few hours out of your busy schedule, and we respect that your time is valuable. Our goal is to provide as much treatment as possible in one visit to minimize time off of work and other activities.

Because we take the time to get to know you from the moment you become our patient, we begin to form a picture of what your priorities are. You may be on a timeline to complete a certain cosmetic procedure like veneers before a big event. Some patients have unique financial needs that we also consider when planning more extensive treatment like full mouth restoration.

Whatever your needs are, our goal is to tailor your dentistry to meet them. If you have any unique considerations, we encourage you to share them with us, and we will always do our best to accommodate you.

Schedule a Dental Appointment in Murfreesboro

If you are looking for a dentist in Murfreesboro who offers personalized treatment plans and services, we hope you will consider making us your new dental home. Dr. John Murfree and his dental team are also pleased to serve the neighboring communities of Franklin, Brentwood, Mount Juliet, Nashville, and beyond.


Dental Implants

If you have one or more missing teeth and are healthy enough for oral surgery, you may be a good candidate for dental implants in Murfreesboro, TN. 

As a long-term approach to tooth replacement, dental implants are unique among other options like dental bridges and full and partial dentures. A dental implant is the only one that includes an artificial tooth root and acts as a standalone tooth replacement. 

Dr. Murfree places a titanium implant post in your jaw, which takes the place of the lost tooth root. After a healing period that takes anywhere from 3-6 months, he attaches a beautiful dental crown, bridge, or denture that restores chewing function and completes your smile.

Getting Started with Dental Implants

For a dental implant to be successful, you must have enough healthy dense bone in your jaw into which we can place it. Using leading-edge 3-D digital imaging and cone beam technology, Dr. Murfree gauges whether or not implant dentistry will be successful for you.

Even if you are not currently a candidate due to bone loss or gum recession, there is a procedure called bone grafting that may make it possible to get an implant in the future. 

The first step is to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. John Murfree at our Murfreesboro, TN dental office. He would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs and determine if a dental implant would work for you.

Yes! We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for patients in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Mount Juliet, Nashville, and surrounding areas who experience dental anxiety.

Our patients appreciate that modern dentistry gives us more ways than ever to help them have a comfortable experience. With our gentle and caring manner, top-quality dentistry, and leading-edge technology, we strive to make your time with us pleasant and stress-free.

Even so, many patients can benefit from the calming effects of sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide is perfect when you need help relaxing but don’t want to experience drowsy side effects all day. As a gas that you inhale, nitrous oxide enters your system quickly and then leaves just as quickly when we stop its flow and switch you to pure oxygen.

Oral sedation is a calming medication prescribed by Dr. Murfree to take the edge off of your anxiety and allow you to sit back, relax, and let us take care of your needs. This type of sedation takes several hours to leave your bloodstream, so you will require a driver to get you home from your appointment safely.

Sedation Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN

At Murfree Dental, your comfort is our priority. We know that there is no reason to experience anxiety at the dental office, and we can provide the quality dentistry you need. Please call our team to schedule a convenient appointment.


General Dentistry

This is one of the most common questions we hear, and the answer is no, your treatment won’t hurt. The days of white-knuckling it at the dentist are long gone, and good riddance!

Modern dentistry in Murfreesboro focuses on patient comfort and makes it a priority. Using the most potent local anesthetics and stress-reducing sedation dentistry, we can provide a comfortable experience for every patient.

Before we begin any procedure, Dr. John Murfree numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic to deaden any uncomfortable sensations and provide a pain-free experience. We will keep checking in with you during treatment to ensure that you don’t feel anything and are comfortable.

We also offer gentle sedation dentistry for our patients who want to minimize their stress or just want a relaxing experience at the dentist. With comforting blankets, neck pillows, and TVs, and a supportive dental team, you never have to fear another dental appointment.

Comfortable Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN

Our patients tell us that they appreciate our friendly, caring approach and the gentle dentistry we provide. We are pleased to serve friends and neighbors in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Mount Juliet, Nashville, and beyond.

Please call Murfree Dental so you can see what we have to offer.

Preventive Dentistry

If you already have a conscientious routine of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once, we commend you! Excellent oral hygiene is the single most important thing you can do to prevent cavities and gum disease and maintain a problem-free smile.

However, as diligent as you may be, keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a team effort. Your oral hygiene efforts are not complete without six-month teeth cleanings at our Murfreesboro, TN dental office.

The reason for hygiene appointments is that your brush and floss can’t reach into all the nooks and crannies of your teeth where plaque hides. It’s the bacteria in plaque that can eventually lead to cavities and gingivitis, so it’s crucial to remove every trace of it with a professional teeth cleaning.

Also, plaque that sits on your teeth eventually turns into a hard substance called tartar or calculus. No matter how hard or long you brush, you cannot remove tartar on your own. It requires a skilled hygienist using specialized dental tools to safely and thoroughly remove every trace.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning in Murfreesboro, TN

We love that healthy smiles are a team effort because we enjoy working with our patients and showing them how easy it is to achieve excellent oral health. Please call us to schedule your next teeth cleaning at Murfree Dental.

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