We appreciate that you have chosen Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, as the home for your dental needs!
What You Should Expect During Your First Visit
Your first dental visit at Gentle Dentistry will help you get established as a patient. Dr. Angela Rasmussen will begin with a deep look into your medical history to provide you with the tools necessary to become your healthiest self.
Your first visit at Gentle Dentistry will last around two hours, with the first half dedicated to taking any necessary X-rays and dental photos and performing a thorough dental examination. The second half will be spent with one of our dental hygienists, who will take measurements to evaluate the current health of your gums and bone tissue. During this evaluation, your hygienist will also measure any areas of gum recession or mobility.
Our entire staff is here to make sure you feel comfortable and at ease when discussing your treatment options, understanding the necessity of such treatment, and finally undergoing your treatment.
We will take a series of digital diagnostic photos to help our team diagnose any existing cavities, infections, bone loss, or root fractures.
When you visit Gentle Dentistry for your first appointment, we will take a series of digital X-rays. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays utilize digital technology to create images that are projected onto a computer screen for both you and your dentist to see. We will take a full series of digital X-rays to look for oral health concerns, including cavities, infections, root fractures, and bone loss.
Using a specialized camera, we are able to take intimate, up-close photos of your teeth.
Intra and Extra-oral Exam
Dr. Rasmussen will perform an in-depth exam of your teeth and also take an evaluation of your lymph nodes and TMJ, and perform an oral cancer screening. Our team will also perform an evaluation aimed at detecting signs of airway disorder (also called obstructive sleep apnea).
If it is determined that specific and personalized treatment is necessary, we have an on-site treatment coordinator who works with Dr. Rasmussen to answer any questions you may have. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss all your dental needs.
Please call our Tampa, Florida office today at (813) 734-7102 for scheduling. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you when you come in for your new patient examination.