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Dr. Peter Karsant

Dentistry
San Francisco, CA
41 years experience male

Locations

Karsant Dentistry

San Francisco, CA

Address

1601 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

4153336230

Office

San Francisco, CA

About

Bio

We treat patinets from 2 to 102. We are a family oriented practice. Dr. Karsant lectures locally and has lectured internationally on Endodontics, Implants and complex full mouth reconstruction. Located in SFs Excelsior district,easy access to frwys 101 280,free parking in our office parking lot. Dr. Karsant has been an expert witness for the California Dental Board for 15 years and a member of the American Association of Endodontists since 1983. We have our own high tech lab on the office premises to construct crowns,bridges,inlays,onlays,veneers and denture teeth.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Pills: It will not affect the pills you took prior to the start of the antibiotic. The antibiotic kills off your gut bacteria that convert the pill into its ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
YES: Lower molars refer pain to the ear and in general this means the need for root canal. Please see your dentist to get evaluated.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Cyst: Yes. See your dentist to treat the chip with a smoothing out if it is small or a filling if it is large. Your tongue will return to normal after the i... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
TMJ: Exostosis is an outgrowth of cartilaginous tissue on bone. Fosamax (alendronate) is to maintain bone. Don't think the two are related. You should have... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Antihistamine: I would get an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or see my md for an rx.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
2 problems: First problem is the need for a filling to be placed or an old one replaced. Both situations can lead to sensitivity especially if the filling is larg... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Need more info: Please describe what you believe needs to be removed.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tongue: Please see your dentist or oral surgeon for a diagnosis. In the alternative you may see your ent. Does not sound serious however it is annoying so ple... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Generally: A week or so. It is a virus and is self limiting. Treat the symptoms to be comfortable and it will resolve on its own.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Fear: With my patients that are fearful I am always sure to tell, show, do. I tell them what I am going to do and what they can expect, show them what I am ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Yes. Some have 4, some 3 some 2 and some none.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Could be: Normal pigmentation. If they have just appeared as opposed to you just noticing them there are a number of causes like allergy, oral fungal infection... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Thumb sucking: It is normal and i would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably: a series of cold sores however i would check with my dentist first. Cold sores take 7-10 days to go away and can be painful.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Throat: I would first see an ENT to rule out any apnea or allergy issues. Then i would have my orthodontist check my retainer to be sure it is functioning pro... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Breath: Assuming no gum disease (2nd opinion?) it may come from the stomach. First i would try probiotics like yogurt for 2 weeks and see if that solves the p... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: See my last answer to you a few moments ago. Xrays are for diagnostics only and are not to be used willy nilly as they are a form of radiation. These ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Infection: 48-72 hours to start having an effect. Please finish all the tabs.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Could be: A varicose vein especially if it blanches when pushed. If it does not blanch then could be from an injury; did you bite your tongue recently. If not ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Parasites: None that i know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare case... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: Check the ingredient label or ask the chef at the restaurant if there is any lactose products in the sauce.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Could be: Your TMJ and a muscular issue in the head and neck. Please see your md and dentist for a complete workup.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Snack: Snack on fresh fruit and walk to relieve stress, burn calories and improve cardiac function.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes : Young children do not handle pain or oral discomfort as well as an adult or adolescents. Please have your child see a dentist or children dental speci... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Differential Diagnos: If your teeth are in good condition;no decay issues and your third molars are not an issue i would then see my md/cardiologist as some people refer an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dentistry: You may consider hospital dentistry under the national health plan. They may cover the anesthesia and all the work can be done at one time in hospital... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Grinding: See your dentist and have a nightguard made to protect your teeth and tongue.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Ist Molars 2nd opin: Open bites are corrected generally with orthodontics and sometimes with extraction of the premolars to create room for the other teeth. I would get a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Regular: Regular check ups. Brush floss effectively. Protect your teeth during sports activity. Restore as needed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Wisdom: Teeth can be taken out under sedation or just local anesthetic. It is up to you so discuss with your dentist. All of my wisdom tooth cases are done un... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Abcess: Upper or lower tooth? Fatigue, fever are two early and easy symptoms for you to notice. Is the abcess draining? Please see your dentist or md for tre... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Lump: Given the length of time the lump has been there it is most likely normal tissue however to ease your mind I would have your dentist or oral surgeon l... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Protein: Need more information as protein requirements vary based on height weight and exercise routines. Having said that on average you need 20gms protein/me... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sex: No waiting period for sex however foreplay like passionate kissing i would wait 2-3 days because any action that causes negative pressure(sucking thru... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Maybe: If it blanches when pushed with a qtip it is most likely a blood vessel, if not it should be checked by your dentist asap. I would have it checked eit... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Everyone is different however this is not an unusual result of taking Keflex or other strong antibiotics. See your md to get the yeast infection treat... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Rest: You need to take the time to rest and let your body heal. You may need to change antibiotics so see your md and please take the time to rest.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Gums: Pink firm and healthy with some teeth erupted or erupting.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tongue: Most likely cause is a clogged salivary gland with a mucous plug or calcific plug. Once the plug passes or is removed the swelling goes away. I recomm... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: It is a condition seen in all patients and varies greatly person to person.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Throat: Can you elaborate as usually people buy the otc medicine to alleviate the cough and metallic taste. I cannot think of any drug that is otc or not that... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
TMJ: Before bed or in bed? It may be that you are clenching or grinding during the day unconsciously. Please see a dentist who has been trained to make a h... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Pain: If the pain is constant/ lingers and it is throbbing the best treatment is a root canal followed by a crown to protect the tooth. If the pain is not c... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Low BP: Most dentist use anesthetic with Epinephrine to make the numbness last longer. It also will increase blood pressure + heart rate should some get into ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Wisdom: Not likely. I have never heard of this post extraction. Dvt is from lack of movement and dehydration.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
No But: No the antibiotic does not make the infection worse but the lack of the proper antibiotic lets the infection gain a greater foot hold so see your md a... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Infection: My first choice is a bladder infection. Please see your md as soon as you can to get diagnosed and to treat. Treatment is usually antibiotic therapy w... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Charcot marie: Charcot marie syndrome is a genetic disease that affects nerves and is passed down through families. It has many factors and presents many defects to... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Antibiotics: Calcium will inactivate the antibiotic so dairy products, eggs, oj with added calcium etc. If you eat some butter unknowingly and it is 2 hours after ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 27, 2013
Dr. Karsant is clearly a very knowledgable dentist. I met him at a Healthtap retreat & learned from him. He is providing a valuable service to the public on Healthtap. I endorse Dr. Karsant.
Aug 20, 2013
A very intelligent, expereinced and highly engaged dentist. I enjoyed meeting and working with him very much. Highly recommend.
Sep 1, 2013
Dr. Karsant supplies helpful, informative answers on HealthTap, and is a thoughtful, engaged colleague. I recommend him highly!
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I was relly worried about my teeth condition when I first realized thier trasnparency at the tips, but I felt really good after reading your answer. Thank you, doctor.
HealthTap member
Thank u the truth is i bit it and the next day it was swollen and the whole part i bit turn a wh it e color and th e outside lip is swollen
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So, the suggestion is for the purist. 3 flossings each day. bkfst/lunch/dinner. That's remarkable. Good idea!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of the Pacific Dugoni school of Dntistry
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, San Francisco Region, CA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, San Francisco Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Expert witness CA Dental Board, American Association of Endodontists,ICOI
Calif Dental Assoc
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