Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, 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.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take 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.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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San Francisco dentist describes the Pinhole Surgery Technique for receding gums

Pinhole Technique for Receding Gums at Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco Area

At the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano, San Francisco, CA, area patients have access to a wide selection of services for more beautiful, healthier smiles. When problems such as periodontal disease and aggressive toothbrushing impact the health of the smile, it can leave behind imperfections that can make patients feel self-conscious about the look of their receding gums. Using the Pinhole gum surgery technique, patients can restore their natural gum line and improve the appearance of their smile after their receding gums have been successfully treated.

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique for receding gums?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a revolutionary way for patients to address gum recession. Instead of grafting gum tissue to restore the smile, the Pinhole Surgical Technique uses a special method that pulls gum tissue over the exposed roots of teeth through smaller incisions. The gum line can be restored just as effectively as more traditional methods while having many more benefits to the patient.

What are the advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique for receding gums?

Receding gums can be problematic for many reasons, including cosmetic appearance, root sensitivity, and risk of root cavities. However, with the Pinhole Surgical Technique for receding gums, patients can enjoy:

  • The lack of scalpels and sutures
  • Faster recovery and healing time
  • Immediate results
  • Protection of the natural tooth roots
  • Minimal pain 
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Minimally invasive treatment

With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, patients can avoid more traditional methods of grafting donor gum tissues from the roof of their mouth to the areas of receding gums. With the help of Dr. Leo Arellano, many patients can restore their smiles following damage caused by periodontal disease and aggressive tooth brushing. 

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Call the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano today to learn more about Pinhole gum surgery

If you are considering a dentist “near me” in the San Francisco, California area who offers Pinhole gum surgery with years of experience, it might be time to connect with Dr. Leo Arellano and his team at 3030 Geary Boulevard. The office can be reached at 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment with the help of our front office team, and we invite new and existing patients to take time to learn about all he has to offer in his state-of-the-art dental facility.

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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.... More Reviews