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Dr. Peter Karsant

Dentistry
San Francisco, CA
39 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

1.2K Answers
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
YES: And be sure to brush above and below the braces. Don't forget to floss.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
RCT Pain: I would start with my dentist/ endodontist who treated the tooth. Then get a second opinion. Is the rct failing in so short a time, is the tooth crac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Could be: Pigment or a large vein. Generally nothing to worry about however i would have my dentist check it to be on the safe side as i cannot diagnose inn thi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Canines: By high in the gums do you mean above the other teeth? If so then it is a crowding issue;not enough room for the canines and i would consider orthodon... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Baby tooth: Many of these are lost in later life however some become fused to the bone (ankylosed) and remain for your lifetime. If the tooth is healthy you may l... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes and No: You should see your dentist and be evaluated for TMJ as this sounds like a tmj/stress issue. If the TMJ is okay then please see your md for further ev... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
HMMM: Okay as you gain muscle you will weigh more but be leaner as muscle weighs more than fat and your clothes will fit looser; a good thing. If you are lo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Gums: Barring side effects from certain drugs generally they swell from lack of proper cleaning. Brushing all areas and flossing thoroughly everyday will he... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Connected?: Some of the symptoms you mention can be tooth related and some not. In your case i would start with a visit to my dentist and if all is fine i would s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Generally: Resting lightly behind the lower front teeth.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many Causes: Many causes and they may not be related so the bad breath may be from gum disease and and the red spots from a virus or yeast infection so see your de... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Swollen: This could be a wisdom tooth or an allergic reaction to ? Are you in any discomfort? I would see my dentist asap and if it is not tooth related i wou... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Try: A finger nail file on the offending area of the retainer and remember less is more so take your time filing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Expanded: I assume you are talking about yourself and not a child, so, in order to have room for tooth movement orthodontists many times recommend extracting so... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Singing: In the short term maybe because you will be healing however other than that no as we do not go near the vocal chords.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Jaw pain: If it is the upper jaw maybe especially if you have a sinus infection with the flu. Lower jaw no, so if it is the lower jaw when you are feeling bette... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Pain: Yes this could be a new cavity or a cracked filling that is causing decay. Pain is a sign that there is a problem that needs addressing so see your de... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
What?: Yes but why would you? You would not extract your own teeth or take out your own tonsils. Please see your dentist to be sure there is not more to the ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Braces: Not a worry. Your tongue will adapt as the teeth are moved and the space closed and you will not notice any difference. Just for fun when you are done... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
LP: I would urge you to contact a plastic surgeon after consulting with your md and doing some research on your own. The LP may come back as this disease ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many names: However they all do the same thing. Some are lidocaine, septocaine, mepivacaine, carbocaine. They all come with different amounts of Epinephrine (0-1/... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Generally: No. However a lower molar that is dying may refer pain to the ear. Please see your dentist and have the tooth evaluated and fixed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sore gums: Generalized sore gums are indicative of gum disease. Please see your dentist for an evaluation and cleaning above and below the gumline. With regards ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
HMMM: Not sure i understand the question however if the crown fits well and you brush and floss it can be there for decades. A crown protects a weakened too... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: It may be an allergic reaction or the mouthwash may be 'staining' areas of your tongue. Try brushing your tongue first very well then use the mouthwas... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: They are not intended for this use and may cause irritation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: I would see my allergist or md to verify. Red bumps most likely just taste buds but dry cough can be allergy or other things so best to check.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Coughing: Not generally. Please see your md to determine the appropriate treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dry socket: Yes you can eat and drink anything. Be sure to see your dentist/oral surgeon to have packing changed regularly until socket is healed to avoid infecti... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tongue: Time and salt water. Good news is there is so much vascularization in the tongue that it heals relatively quickly.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Fluoride Clean: Fluoride strengthens the enamel on your teeth making it more difficult for decay to start. It is added to toothpaste for this reason. It does not clea... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Loose teeth: There can be many causes for teeth feeling loose. Please see your dentist for an evaluation and no I do not think they will fall out. Let us know what... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth: I would take one and see my dentist asap. Percocet and drugs like Percocet only work for a short time;you build up resistance to the drug. See your de... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Expander: These are worn until your orthodontist sees the result(correction of a cross bite) needed for your child's treatment. Please consult with your orthodo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Could be: Viral, bacterial or fungal. Please see your dentist for diagnosis.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sores: Not sure what you are asking. I would suggest that you start with a complete work up by an ENT specialist. Some of your meds may cause dry mouth leadi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: I give patients enough Motrin for 3 days@a dose of 800mg three times per day. I also give them 800 mg before we start so it is working before they lea... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Change: First get a stress test to determine how much light exercise you can do then start a light regimen, take all necessary meds for blood pressure or....D... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Incisor: Generally no pain, no loose tooth no foul however if the tooth changes color over time (becomes darker than all the rest and this may take months or y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
ENT: See your ENT doctor as soon as you can to be sure it is not strep throat; can be very serious if left untreated. See your ent.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sounds like: A benign condition we see often called condensing osteitis. Seen mostly around non vital teeth and is the result of infection from a bacteria of low v... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
See the dentist: Because if you do have cavities they will only get larger and be more problematic; a great man once said 'we have nothing to fear but fear itself'. It... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Root Canal: You need to finish the root canal and restore the tooth. The bump on the gum is the infection draining and the only way to cure the problem is to fini... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
LP scars: I would recommend seeing your md/dermatologist first. If they do not have a solution then i would recommend a plastic surgeon and or seeing a permane... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Thrush/LP: Thrush is easily treated so see your md or your dentist. Lp has no treatment/cure we treat the symptoms only so see your md.

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Testimonials
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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
This was very helpful. Thanks! So, the suggestion is for the purist. 3 flossings each day. bkfst/lunch/dinner. That's remarkable. Good idea!
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

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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