Finding the top oral surgeons in San Francisco, CA

top oral surgeons in San Francisco, CA

Oral surgery is a specialized form of dentistry that provides patients with treatment such as tooth extractions, dental implants, gum surgery, and more. Unlike general dentistry, patients typically don’t see an oral surgeon frequently or on a regular basis. Therefore, many patients are unsure about how to find the best oral surgeon when they need one.

Dr. Leo Arellano has treated countless patients in the San Francisco, CA, region. His practice provides nearly all dental services a patient will need, including dental implants. However, he does offer these tips to patients who must see an off-site oral surgeon.

  • Ask for referrals: Individuals turn to friends and family for recommendations on everything from nail salons to banks. Often the first step in finding a top oral surgeon will also be to ask around and get referrals from trusted friends who had a recent good experience. Patients can also ask their dentist if he has a recommendation. A dentist will know exactly what treatment is needed, which can help determine the best practice.
  • Consider location: The proximity of the oral surgeon’s office to the patient’s home or place of employment is important. Many oral surgery treatments require the patient to be under anesthesia and require someone else drive them home. Patients often prefer not to have a long commute home following an oral surgery procedure.
  • Schedule a consultation: Often the best way to select an oral surgeon is to visit the office. This will provide the patient with the ability to not only talk with the doctor, but also to meet the rest of the staff. Patients should use the time with the surgeon to ask any and all questions about their dental condition, the procedure, if there are other options to consider, potential side effects, and post-treatment care instructions. This will help the patient begin to develop a relationship with the oral surgery team.

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Patients of Dr. Arellano who are searching for an oral surgeon are invited to call the office and ask for a recommendation. Not only can the dental team help find the right practice for the individual’s exact need, they may also be able to determine if the service could be provided by Dr. Arellano, giving patients peace of mind by having treatment provided by a dentist they already know and trust.


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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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