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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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
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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Before and After Photos

Missing and fractured upper front teeth replaced with dental implants and crowns.

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