The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics

Periodontist La Jolla CA

The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics is the thriving dental and periodontal practice of Dr. Yvette Carrillo, a board-certified periodontist with a long-standing reputation as the periodontist La Jolla, CA residents trust. We specialize in treatments for periodontal diseases, including tooth extractions, dental prosthetics, bone surgeries, and more.

See what our patients say about our services by reading our reviews!

Your brightest and healthiest smile is just one call away. Call (619) 643-5081 today!

Dr. Yvette Carrillo

We want you to get to know our rapidly growing practice and introduce you to our exceptional dental care services. We proudly serve La Jolla patients of all ages in our San Diego office. We are glad that our patients count on us to keep their smiles healthy.

Every patient faces unique challenges and aspirations. The services we offer are more than a checklist or a menu. They are our toolkit, which we have at the ready every time a patient comes through our door.

When you make an appointment with Dr. Yvette, her priorities are to understand you as a person, explore your medical and dental history, and work with you to discover the best way to help you get the healthy, attractive mouth you deserve.

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La Jolla CA Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a modern type of dental prosthetic that restores missing teeth. A dental implant contains a screw that embeds within the jaw to hold the rest of the implant in place. The upper surface of the implant consists of a hard material, such as porcelain that is typically similar in color and appearance to a natural tooth.

Dental implants are typically more expensive than many other restorative procedures for tooth loss. However, we believe that no patient should sacrifice a necessary treatment because of cost, so we work with you to establish a financing plan to make your treatment more affordable.


Dental Grafting

For many dental procedures, such as dental implants, dentures, and tooth extraction, bone loss can cause complications. A bone graft, usually consisting of ground-up bones from cadavers, shores up the existing bone. The bone graft can protect the jaw from further bone loss and reduce the risk of future tooth loss or damage to dental prosthetics.

Like other surgical procedures, dental bone grafts can cause minor pain, inflammation, and other side effects. In some cases, it is normal for pieces of bone to extrude through the gums. Ask the dental team at The Perio Pocket if you have any questions about the procedure.


Sedation Dentistry

Unfortunately, some patients experience anxiety before dental procedures and discomfort during the treatment. If you avoid dental procedures because of anxiety, ask about sedation dentistry.

Sedation helps patients relax before the procedure while remaining awake so they can follow the dentist’s instructions during surgery. Sedation generally involves less risk than general anesthesia because it does not interfere with breathing. Talk to your dentist about any allergies when you are planning sedation dentistry.


What Our Patients Are Saying

  • Wonderful experience with The Perio Pocket- Dr. C is very gentle and knowledgeable.
    Debbie Gerodimos
    Google Reviews
  • The opposite of the cold, sterile office that I dread to visit, Dr Carrillo’s office is warm and welcoming - very pleasant to visit, especially with the convenient location. In consultation she has the perfect balance of upbeat encouragement with authoritative treatment planning. I was appreciative of her gentle approach during procedures. Apparently, her patients know her for their lack of pain after procedures, and I can see why. I recommend Dr Carrillo’s office to everyone I know.
    Riley Garrett
    Google Reviews
  • I have had a few appointments with Dr. Carrillo and I am consistently impressed with the quality of care she provides! She thoroughly explains the procedure and answers questions and even though I hate needles she has a VERY gentle touch and made it sooo comfortable. Highly recommend getting periodontal specialty work done by her, she is a true professional!
    Dana B
    Google Reviews
  • Cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have found Dr. Carrillo. I had a very specific, difficult dental issue that she addressed flawlessly with the perfect blend of aesthetics and science, while educating me and putting me at ease. She made sure that I had everything I needed to be comfortable (I had so much anxiety pre surgery, and she made sure I was totally relaxed for the procedure!). She followed up with plenty of check ins to make sure I recovered well; it’s so refreshing to have a practitioner who cares so much about their patients! I felt so fortunate to be in her skilled hands, and highly recommend her to anyone with any sort of periodontal need!
    Dominique Astorino
    Google Reviews
  • I was worried about getting surgery, but Dr. Yvette was so gentle…I was worried for nothing!
    Denise F.
    San Diego, CA
  • I would rather be seen by Dr. Yvette than any other dentist.
    Kate R.
    Pacific Beach, CA
  • Honestly, I don’t want to sound cheesy, but the gum surgery changed my life.
    Jessica D.
    Mission Valley, CA
  • I just wanted to let Dr. Yvette know how special she is. She’s a magnificent periodontist.
    Harry N.
    Mission Bay, CA
  • Dr. Yvette made me feel at ease by explaining things in a way that I could understand.
    Thomas A.
    San Diego, CA
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La Jolla CA Periodontists


Periodontal Disease

If you are looking for a periodontist, La Jolla, CA offers many options, but few can rival The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics. Our practice offers multiple treatment options for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease involves infection around the tooth at the gum line and the root, which  often results from the buildup of plaque around the gumline and inflammation of the gums.

When the gums become infected and inflamed, they pull back from the tooth surface and allow bacteria to accumulate in packets.



If you have misaligned or crooked teeth, orthodontics, including traditional braces and custom aligners like Invisalign, gradually move the teeth into the correct alignment. They can also make chewing and tooth care easier, restore self-confidence, and prevent the development of more serious tooth and jaw problems.


Gummy Smile

Although a gummy smile is not an oral health problem, it can be a source of self-consciousness when posing for photographs, meeting new people, or enjoying social occasions. If the facial muscles pull the corners of your mouth up too high, they can reveal the upper gums along with your top row of teeth.

The root causes of a gummy smile might be your bone structure, the way your adult teeth came in during childhood, or overactive muscles. Depending on the cause of your gummy smile, your dentist might recommend different courses of action, including:

  • Surgery to the jaw
  • Orthodontia to change the position of the teeth
  • Botox injections into the facial muscles to limit their movement

Of the three options, Botox is the least invasive, making it a popular option for our patients at The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics.


Botox and Dermal Filler

Whether patients come to us for check-ups, cosmetic dentistry, or restorative dentistry, they want to look their best. After all, California’s famous beaches, parks, and landmarks offer limitless opportunities for us to show off our winning smiles.

Botox and dermal filler treatments can be therapeutic in the case of facial disorders or injuries, but they are also common treatments for wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging. Each works to smooth the skin and give it a younger appearance.

Botox is a naturally occurring chemical that interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses. When a dentist or doctor uses it carefully, it prevents the facial muscles from tightening. As the muscles relax, the skin looks smoother.

Botox is also useful as a treatment for gummy smiles by relaxing the muscles of the upper lip so that they do not reveal as much of your gum tissue when you smile.

Dermal filler is a substance that a trained professional can inject under the skin to give skin a fuller appearance. In addition, it can reduce wrinkles and make the upper lip fuller as a treatment for gummy smiles.

Periodontic Treatment Options at The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics

Find out what sets The Perio Pocket - SD Implants & Aesthetics apart from the other dental processes by scheduling an appointment. You can also read more about us to meet the team and see why people choose us when they need a periodontist in La Jolla, California.

We offer state-of-the-art comprehensive dental care, including periodontal care and cosmetic dentistry. Get in touch with us by calling (619) 643-5081 or visiting our office in San Diego!


Questions &

Are you a patient in the greater San Diego area needing a periodontist or dental implant? Or, interested in booking Dr. Yvette Carrillo for a lecture or speaking engagement? We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call today or send us a message and we’ll be in touch soon.

We proudly serve clients in the San Diego, California area, including: Clairemont, CA | Mission Bay, CA | Mission Valley, CA | Pacific Beach, CA | San Diego, CA | South Bay, CA

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