WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Here are some new changes we have made to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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San Francisco dentist explains how to care for dental implants

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Dental implants are a popular choice for dentists and patients in San Francisco, CA. Implants are often used to replace a tooth that has been extracted or lost due to decay, infection or trauma and have a 90% success rate. Advantages of dental implants over options such as bridges or dentures include improved appearance, comfort and speech; easier eating; increased self-esteem; durability; and convenience.

Implants typically only require the same care as natural teeth like brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist. However, Dr. Leo Arellano, a trusted and respected dentist who performs many dental implant surgeries each year, offers additional tips to ensure that your implant procedure is successful.

Take it easy – Implant surgery, while typically pain-free, is still surgery. Many patients feel like they can jump back into their typical routine just after surgery. However, you may want to take a day or two to rest and let your mouth recover.

Rinse with salt water – Salt water rinses can speed up the healing process and help reduce pain and swelling. Simply add a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water, rinse your mouth thoroughly and spit it out.

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Watch what you eat – In the days after your surgery you will want to eat soft items such as yogurt. Avoid sugary foods as your teeth may be sensitive and sugar will require extra brushing. You may also want to avoid very hot or very cold foods or beverages as your teeth may be sensitive in the days following the procedure.

Pain relief medication – The medication that is prescribed to you is important to keep your mouth free from infection and to help reduce pain and swelling. Be sure to take it as prescribed and on schedule.

Gentle brushing – You will need to brush your teeth and the implant to ensure that it stays clean and bacteria-free. However, be sure to brush gently and be careful to not pull the stitches out. Brushing and using the salt water rinse at the same time will increase the effectiveness of both and help you to remember both steps.

Do you have a tooth that needs to be replaced? Dr. Arellano can help improve your smile and ensure your mouth stays healthy.

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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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