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 the costs of not replacing your missing teeth with dental implants

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Losing a tooth is a dental situation that many adults face at some point in their lives. Whether it’s after an accident or trauma to the mouth, or caused by tooth decay or gum disease, our adult teeth are not always permanent. Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco understands that the loss of a tooth can be overwhelming, especially if it’s a tooth that’s visible when you smile. It’s important to talk to your dentist about replacement options that will help keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright.

Do I need to replace my tooth?

To understand the importance of replacing a tooth, you must first know that your teeth and gums work together as a team to give you a happy and healthy smile. When a tooth is lost, the bone structure around that tooth begins to deteriorate because it’s no longer being stimulated. Over time, the jawbone will start to shrink, surrounding teeth may loosen, and the gums will become vulnerable to disease. Ultimately, the cost of not addressing a missing tooth could be far greater than the investment into a replacing tooth.

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

What are my replacement tooth options?

There are several ways that you can replace a missing tooth, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Many patients find that dental implants are the best choice because they are the most permanent solution. While other options provide a new tooth, the dental implant also provides a new tooth root. This gives added stability, prevents the deterioration of the jawbone, and keeps other teeth from shifting out of place. Further, dental implants provide the most natural looking appearance and gives patients the confidence to smile brightly, speak clearly, and eat their favorite foods.

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. For more information, call 415-881-4343.

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Many times crowns can be repaired simply with bonding for amazing results.

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