Progressive dental care in California

Progressive dental care in California

Dental care has evolved through the centuries, always benefiting from research and development. Historically, dentistry consisted of tooth extraction, with a few forward thinkers attempting repair or restoration with minimal effectiveness. Throughout the ages, researchers continued to add information and new techniques to the established dental knowledge of the era. As understanding of the oral cavity grew, the role of the dentist grew with it.

From simply removing the tooth, dental care evolved into repair rather than remove as dentists began filling teeth. As knowledge grew, restoration became a successful technique and the dentist’s role expanded once again. The next step came with a better understanding of effective ways to prevent dental problems; therefore the scope of a dentist’s expertise became much larger. Recent studies have broadened the understanding of the oral-systemic connection, revealing the significant role oral health plays in overall health.

Modern dental care has an entirely new significance, and so has the role of dentists. Today’s progressive dentist focuses on the prevention of problems with the teeth and their supporting structure. They provide education for their patients, helping them become advocates of their own oral health. Guidance and coaching in healthy lifestyles and effective oral hygiene are an important part of modern dental care.

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Conservative treatment is the cornerstone of the most advanced dental practices. The doctors understand the importance of keeping the natural teeth as long as possible. Modern dentistry offers excellent options, such as dental implants, for the replacement of lost teeth, but even the finest implant is not quite as good as the natural tooth. They will never under treat or over treat any dental condition. A progressive dentist provides the most conservative, effective treatment possible to address dental issues, whether they are health related, or cosmetic.

Dr. Leo Arellano is one of San Francisco’s premier progressive dentists. The doctor and his staff are noted for their exceptional service and the quality of the care they provide. The practice is focused on the health and wellbeing of the patients, and dedicated to helping them achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile through exceptional dental care. Call 415-881-4343 and schedule an appointment today.


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I've been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, "Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting." I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I've had (beyond regular cleaning.) It didn't take too long and it didn't feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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