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

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

972 Answers
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Teeth: Brush floss see your dentist regularly and bleach within reason.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Hot and Cold: If the sensitivity lasts less than ten seconds with no residual dull ache or throbbing then it will get better with time however see your dentist to b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Pregnant?: If you think you may be pregnant take a home preg test as they are very reliable, if negative wait one to two weeks and take it again. If positive see... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes and No: If the tooth dies violently with pain and possibly some swelling yes however many times teeth die quietly and you would never know unless it was found... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sounds Like: A habit that you have formed and like nail biting most likely is an unconscious habit. You will need to be patient to change this behavior. This will ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Stress: You are putting your body in stress mode. You need at the least 2500-3000 cal given above. Eat 5 small meals/day @ about 500 cal each with the protien... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Teeth requiring root canal therapy often refer pain or radiate pain to other areas. See your dentist or endodontist to have the tooth treated.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Generally a soft diet is recommended for the first few days. How many teeth are being taken out? Talk to your dentist before you schedule the appointm... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Braces/Expander: These do different things. Generally the expander is used first to widen the arch then the braces are used to move the teeth into the correct relation... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Just brush your tongue as you normally would. Be sure to see your dentist regularly during your pregnancy and be sure to listen to your body, rest, ta... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Temporary: Measure at best. It buys you time but does not solve the problem and may hurt you in the long run if the bugs get immune to the drug so see your denti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Toothache: No. If you are sexually active please take all necessary precautions to prevent STDs and pregnancy. See your dentist as a toothache is a sign of a cav... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Abscess = infection: Whether it hurts or not infection is infection. Yes it is as serious and should be seen to as soon as you can so see your dentist for treatment as th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Mucoceles: I have not known mucoceles to itch. They wax and wane. You should see your dentist/oral pathologist to determine the cause of the itch (allergy and if... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Cleft: Tissue heals in 7-10 days. Bone takes 12 weeks. Your son should be back to normal activity depending on the size of the cleft in3-4 weeks please check... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Still healing: Sounds normal. It should be getting better daily so be sure to rinse with salt water after eating and if it does not get better by weeks end see your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bones: If you are referring to pieces of bone sticking through the tissue this is not uncommon. it is dead and will come out on its own however you may want ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Root Canal: Yes. Always best to save a tooth if possible so see your dentist for the necessary treatment or for referral to an endodontist for specialty care.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bump on same spot: How long does it last? Is it painful? In either case i would see the MD who did the surgery when the bump is present so they can see it and evaluate ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Infection: Please finish the prescription. Now that the source of the infection is gone (the tooth) the infection should clear up however you need to finish the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
It will heal: in less than a week due to the large amount of blood supply to the area. Be patient and take it easy in the aea.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Numbness: If the numbness last longer than 3 hours post op (id does not go away) you need to return to the oral surgeon ASAP. Paresthesia may last 6 wks to 6 m... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Stress relief: Most people grind from stress gained during the day. The best stress relief is 30 min of moderate exercise;chk with your MD to be sure this is for yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Genital Herpes: is caused by HSV 1 or HSV 2 so always protect yourself and your partner. Consult your MD/OBGYN for more information on prevention of genital herpes.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Itch: Generally no. See your dentist/ENT MD for an evaluation.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
HIV: HIV has a longer incubation period than 1 week. Glad it was protected however I would get screened for STDs. Symptoms could be cold/flu with cold sore... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Worried: I would not be to worried however I would see my MD to have this looked at soon.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Selling is normal. Swelling should start to resolve in another 24 hours. To help it along sleep at 45 degrees for the next three days. See your surgeo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sore spots: You should see your DDS or your MD to have this evaluated. It sounds like a viral infection however your DDS or MD will be able to give you a definit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Root canal: For a baby tooth the top of the pulp is removed and a solution of formocresol is used to 'mummify' the remaining tissue. The tooth is restored and wil... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Pain: First see your md that specializes in backs and get a diagnosis of the cause of the pain. Then find out how to keep your back healthy with exercise an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Resistance: Take them only when needed and be sure to finish all of the pills.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
It slows: Your metabolism, and does not provide your body with the nutrients it needs to start the day and get the brain in gear which is why it is important fo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Genetics: As you know this is a genetic disorder and i would suggest seeing my orthopedic surgeon to see what can be done with equipment or surgery. All the bes... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes But: Do not over do it. Vitamins are a supplement and should not be taken in large doses (tens of thousands of units) as some can be harmful in large doses... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Improve what part?: Improve your cardiovascular system or your appearance or reduce your percent of body fat? Please be more specific. Light exercise daily will improve y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Glad you are out: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to get evaluated or you may start with your primary md. Once you and your doctor know what the problem is you c... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tighten arms: The way to firmer arms is to tighten the muscle through exercise. To tighten your arms sit in a chair, hands on chair fingers over the edge, slide yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Extrinsic: This drug has many interactions with other drugs, however there is nothing in the drug information about staining. The stains are most probably extrin... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Depends: How much alcohol? Brain development is completed around age 20 so any drug is best to stay away from. When we are younger we often do not understand t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
It is not: We use both in practice and many factors go into which antibiotic we will use for a particular patient. The type of infection, duration, is the patien... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Excession is best: If the bump is on the inside of the lip and was caused by an injury it can be easily excised/removed with the need of only one suture and the good new... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Get help: This drug is meant for short term use like a week or less. It is addictive and you will need to consult your md on how to get off the drug without suf... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
First things first: Please see your md and get checked for alopecia areata and any endocrine issues. If you are okay, then see a dermatologist and discuss options.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Need more info: Generally calorie intake. However if your calories have not increased more information is needed so see your primary md.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably Not but: If you are concerned take a home pregnancy test as they are very reliable when done correctly.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Many Causes: May or may not be dentally related. I would start with my pcp then my dentist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Simple to figure: Irregardless of why he thinks it is him if you have been trying for a year or more then you should both be checked. See your ob/pcp. In today's world ... 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.
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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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