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Amazing periodontitis treatment in San Francisco

Periodontitis Treatment from San Francisco dentist

Dr. Leo Arellano and his skilled team provide the people of San Francisco and the surrounding area the benefits of advanced treatment for periodontitis. The LANAP® Procedure is a terrific alternative to traditional scalpel and suture gum surgery. The Laser Assisted New Attachment procedure (LANAP®) is more comfortable and less invasive treatment.

The benefits of LANAP® compared to traditional surgery

  • There is significantly less discomfort during and after treatment.
  • The procedure is easier – no scalpels and no sutures.
  • The treatment is faster, two visits, about two hours each, and a couple of follow-up visits are all it takes. Traditional surgery typically involves four dental visits for treatment, and then visits for wellness checks and suture removal.
  • The results last longer, with 98 percent of patients remaining stable five years or more.
  • Patients feel like they could eat anything they desire after treatment, however, soft foods are recommended for the first week. Traditional surgery typically takes two to four weeks for recovery, during which time patients are restricted to soft or liquid diets.
  • There is no lost time at work because the recovery period for LANAP® treatment is 24 hours or less.
  • The treatment is safe for those who are taking medications such aspirin or Plavix, as well as patients with health conditions such as hemophilia, HIV, or diabetes.

We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment today

Even those who have avoided traditional surgical treatment for periodontitis are seeking laser treatment. LASIK eye treatments have been in use for a number of years, demonstrating the comfort, efficiency, and effectiveness of laser medical treatments.

A simple non-traumatic experience

The process begins with local anesthetic to ensure complete comfort throughout the procedure. A tiny (about the size of three human hairs) laser fiber is inserted in the pocket between the gum and the tooth to clear away the infection and diseased tissue. Dr. Arellano treats half of the mouth at a time and most patients feel like returning to work after treatment. There is no worry about stitches, bleeding, or infection because the gums are not cut.

Dr. Arellano and his team are well known in San Francisco for providing excellent preventive care and effective, healthy, conservative treatments when dental issues such as periodontitis exist. Call 415-881-4343 today to schedule a consultation.



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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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