Quality Dental Services in Murfreesboro TN
Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your families needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.
In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.
We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.
Meet Dr. Connolly
Mark A. Connolly, D.D.S. Owner
Dr. Connolly is a Middle Tennessee native, raised in McMinnville. He majored in Chemistry at Tennessee Tech University prior to receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Meharry Medical College in 2007.
Before opening Three Rivers Family Dentistry, Dr. Connolly completed hundreds of postgraduate hours in dentistry. At the beginning of his career, he worked at a family practice in Tullahoma before opening his dream office in Murfreesboro.
With a strong dedication to advancements in dentistry, he keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies available to his patients. When he is not practicing his passion for dentistry, Dr. Connolly enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their three children, Seth, Addison, and Everett. He also enjoys biking the Murfreesboro Greenway, studying modern science, and watching historical documentaries.
Laser Bacterial Reduction
Gum disease and inflammation have been linked to a number of serious health conditions, especially when one’s immune system is already compromised. Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is a non-invasive technology that is able to significantly reduce the amount of bacteria which leads to periodontal disease. Within seconds, LBR can decrease bacteria count in the billions down to the hundreds.
Bacteria counts will naturally increase to where they were before treatment, but with the proper everyday care following LBR, inflamed gum tissue surrounding your teeth will be allowed to heal and reattach, avoiding further infection.
This painless procedure takes only 5-10 minutes, and the benefits are great. Contact us today if you’re interested in Laser Bacterial Reduction treatment.
Dental X-Rays & Exams
Our dental exams and X-Rays allow us to get to the root of the problem. With dental radiographs, dentist and hygienist professionals make sure your teeth are healthy in every aspect, not just from what’s visible to the eye.
Dental x-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Dental x-rays are completely safe. The necessary precautions are taken to limit a patient’s exposure to radiation during x-rays. Precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, digital sensors that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.