New Patient: What to Expect

Welcome to Nashboro Village Family Dental in Nashville, Tennessee! To ensure you're comfortable at your first visit, we've provided a quick summary of all the details you need to know as a new patient at our dental office.

Smile Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Comprehensive Exam

After studying your dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to evaluate the state of one’s dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.

Our dentist will generally look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination. Even though our dentist will have already studied your medical and dental history from the forms you filled, they may still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This process is fairly common in the case our dentist sees anything unusual or something not mentioned in the forms.

New Patient Information

As a new patient, our office will need your previous health and dental history information. You can complete our new patient forms in office before your appointment or online for your convenience. To access new patient forms, click the following link:

New Patient Form.

X-Ray

After conducting the comprehensive examination, our dentist will take an X-ray of your mouth to obtain a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The X-rays are suggested to be done each time a patient comes in either with a severe problem or as routine after at least a year.

The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. The high resolution allows our dentist is able to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease.  

Although believed to be a lengthy process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. Our dentist will guide you through the simple procedure by asking you to bite down on gauze while the rest of the body is protected from the X-ray machine.

Post-Examination Consultation

After the dental exam, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay that they may find in your mouth. From here, our dentist will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and customize it to fit your requirements. Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.

After discussing your future treatment, you will also receive the total costs for the suggested procedures.  Our office offers payment plans and our dentist and staff can guide you in selecting which options suit your needs. 

Follow-Up Sessions

After meeting with our dentist and discussing your treatment options, you will be scheduled for a follow-up session at your convenience. These follow-up sessions will consist mostly of cleaning and preparing your teeth for the upcoming procedures. 

It is highly recommended that individuals attend these follow-up visits at least twice a year to avoid any cavities, tooth decay or oral illness. During these routine checkups, the teeth are regularly cleaned and treated to make sure that they stay in good shape.

Sometimes it can be easy to forget about a dental appointment due to stress about our daily lives. Our office provides complimentary text messages and emails, called Smile Reminders, to inform you of your next appointment. To sign up for Smile Reminders, click the following link: Smile Reminders.

If you're ready to achieve a healthy, happy smile, schedule your new patient appointment at Nashboro Village Family Dental today! Our dentist and staff are here to assist you on your journey to a radiant smile. Arrange your visit by calling our Nashville, Tennessee-based office at 615-360-7585.