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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Before you come into our specialized periodontal practice, you likely have questions that you want to have answered. We completely understand and want to help you in your decision to come visit us. Below you’ll find responses to some of the most common questions we get. If you have other questions, we invite you to reach out to our team. We’ll be happy to meet your needs however we can and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Rasmussen.

What is a periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in preventing and treating periodontal disease and in placing dental implants. Dr. Rasmussen is a board-certified Diplomate with the American Board of Periodontology, which means that he has completed advanced training in these specialties and can competently help you get rid of the infection and replace your missing teeth if necessary. To learn more about Dr. Rasmussen, please visit his page on our website.

Do you really stay on time with your schedule?

Unlike many other dental offices, we adhere to our appointment times. We don’t leave our patients waiting—we create our schedule in such a way that every patient can get our undivided attention during their visit. To help us stay on track, please arrive on time. In fact, if you’re coming in for the first time, you can either fill out your new patient forms beforehand or you can arrive a little early in order to complete them here in our dental office. We look forward to being able to help you improve your smile!

I’ve lost all my teeth. Could I still be a good candidate for dental implants?

No matter how many teeth you’re missing, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. The minimum criteria consist of a healthy mouth and strong jaw bone. If you lack either one, Dr. Rasmussen can perform preliminary procedures that will help you qualify for this advanced treatment. And what’s more, he can replace your missing teeth with as few as four implants in a single arch! Schedule your consultation with us today to see if you can take advantage of this treatment.

My gums are red and swollen. Do I have gum disease?

You could. Swollen, red gums are a common sign of the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. At this point, gum disease is relatively easy and simple to resolve. If you wait to get treatment, it could advance and cause gum recession, damage your jaw bone, and eventually lead to tooth loss. Regardless of the stage of your gum disease currently, you can seek treatment with Dr. Rasmussen, who has advanced training and the most innovative technology to help you overcome gum disease and regain your oral health. Call our dental office to schedule your appointment today!

Dental work makes me nervous and anxious. How can you help me?

If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, let us know! Our team can make sure that your experience is as stress free as possible. We can provide various sedation methods depending on the severity of your stress and the complexity of the procedure. For more mild cases, we can use nitrous oxide to quickly get a calming effect. Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are also available in our dental office to help you feel completely comfortable throughout your appointment. With us, you won’t have to worry at all!

I want to improve my smile’s aesthetics. What can you do to help?

Believe it or not, our periodontist can give you the treatment you need to make your smile more visually appealing. Whether your gums are overwhelming your teeth or you have unsightly gum recession, Dr. Rasmussen can treat your gums in a way that will result in a more confident smile that you’ll be proud to show off. Contact our team to schedule your consultation today!

Do you accept my dental insurance?

Our periodontal practice is in-network with several dental insurance plans, but we can take and work with many more. Our experienced team can file claims for you whether in or out of network, saving you time, money, and headaches. To see if we accept your specific dental insurance plan, contact our Tallahassee dental office.