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Frequently Asked Questions

At Murphy Family Dentistry, we enjoy helping patients feel confident and well-informed about choosing our practice for their oral healthcare needs. For added convenience, several of the questions our team is asked on a regular basis and their respective answers are available below. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact us so that we can discuss it directly.

Do you take my insurance?

As a courtesy to our patients, we gladly file your insurance on your behalf. We participate in most insurance plans. Please call our office at 972-808-5023 for more details.

How soon can I get in?

We offer same-day appointments. Saturday appointments are also available.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If you’d like to finance your dental work, we participate in third-party financing offered by CareCredit.

Where are you located?

See a map of our location in Murphy by clicking here. We serve a vast population. Many of our patients are from Murphy, Wylie, Sachse, Garland, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royce City, Lucas, Parker, East Plano, and Plano.

What ages do you treat in your practice?

We are a family-oriented dental practice. We treat patients as young as two years old. Although most children can cooperate with dental treatment by about age three, some children have needs that are best met by a pediatric dentist. If we think a pediatric dentist would benefit your child, we’ll recommend a professional whom we know and trust.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Please call the office. We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies for both new and existing patients. We are also open on Saturday, so call us if you experience a weekend dental emergency.

What is a root canal?

If decay has infected the nerve or pulpal tissue of your tooth, a root canal may salvage your tooth and relieve your pain. For your convenience, we can complete most root canals in our office.

Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. X-rays will help us determine how your wisdom teeth are positioned and whether extraction is the best option.

My gums bleed when I brush. Should I worry?

Swollen or bleeding gums may mean that you have gingivitis or periodontal disease. Both can become serious if not detected and treated early. We provide a thorough periodontal evaluation to diagnose, treat, and prevent recurrences of gum disease. If you think you may have some form of gum disease, call to schedule your appointment today!