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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke

Dentistry
Santee, CA
10 years experience male

Locations

Albert E. Klitzke DDS Inc.

Santee, CA

Address

8790 Cuyamaca Street Suite E., Santee, CA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

Aetna

Cigna

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Humana Insurance Company

Principal Financial Group

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I have been practicing over 30 years as a family dentist. I also provide cosmetic ,implant and laser dentistry. I provide night guards for patients grinding their teeth and Clear Correct orthodontics to straighten teeth. My Waterlase MD laser can heal cold sores, provide gum treatments, remove fibromas, frenectomies and loose tissue in the mouth. I received the Meritorious Service Award while serving in the Navy and support the San Diego Humane Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

147 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Two to 8 hours: Most common local anesthetic used is Lidocaine with Epinephrine lasting 2 to 4 hours. If a longer acting anesthetic was used it could last 6- 8 you... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Contact with virus: Causes would be from contact with an infected person with the herpetic virus. If you have a small cut abrasion or break in your skin this allows tr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Trial and error: Eating carrots celery and apples are a good start. Avoid garlic, onions and alcohol. After that try different foods and see which ones have a negativ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Ice: The best way is to prevent swelling before it happens. Too often my patients having a dental extraction remember to start applying ice after they sta... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Dentist: Dentists can make occlusal splints or "night guards" . Do not get one from the store . These are soft, after wearing them for a while they will c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Root sensitivity: If only one tooth hurts then decay probably is causing your pain. If many of your teeth hurt when you have something hot or cold then root sensitivi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Denture adhesive: If the clasps ar not holding your partial in place see your dentist to have them tightened. Do not try this on your own. You can use denture adhesi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Usually no: Dental hygienist are trained to remove tartar from your teeth and give local anesthesia, where side effects can occur. Teeth can be sensitive after t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Uncommon: A supernummary tooth is an extra tooth and most commonly occurs between the uper central incisors, in the thrid molar are and sometimes on the palate... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
One possibility: If the cold sore is from the herpetic virus it is contagious. I would not kiss anyone with a cold sore. If you get cold sores, see your dentist o... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Lip biting: Try ice on the lip. Try keeping a pacifiier in their mouth, childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Give them a product made for a baby to c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Depends: Periodontitis will cause your gums to move down and you will see more of your tooth root. This root sensitivity can be resolved by; 1. Densensizing... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Gum treatment: Although there are other possiblities. The main cause of sorenes of the gums where they touch the teeth is gum disease. If it has been 2 or more ye... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: People respond differently to dental proceedures and the anesthetic. The most common "shot" dentist give is Lidocaine with Epinephrine it . Occasio... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Depends: The penicillin will make the abscess smaller over days depending upon how big it was to start with. Small abscess: 3 days. If the abscess is not goi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
TMJ joint: There is a "cushion" in your TMJ joint that separates the head of the lower jaw from you skull. When this cushion or disc slips out of place betwee... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Sore gums: Inflamation of the gums would present as red and or swelling of the gums. Most common cause would be from not keeping their teeth clean. Use a cle... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Last teeth Cleaning?: Teeth need to be scaled by a dental profesional at least every 6 months. If you can't transport her to the dentist, call the local dental society to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Gum Disease: If the red area is right where the gum and tooth meet, then your gum disease is serious. Look in your neighborhood for a community dental clinic or ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
3-4 days: Having teeth removed and then dentures placed is a pretty traumatic process. If you placed ice on your face right after the extractions, then the swe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: Normally we all get four incisors and toe cuspids. 2 years old is old enough to see the dentist to cextra teethonfirm this.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Possibly: Their are shampoos in stores for dandruff i would try first , then a prescription medication from a physician that i would try second. Most mouth wa... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Doctor prescription: Ask your dentist for a prescription. Doctors will have their favorite, but zovirax (acyclovir) is one that helps. It is best used when you feel the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Depends: Did the dentist made a hole through the top of your crown to do the root canal? If so then, and the rest of the crown is ok and there is no decay a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Doctor prescription: Ask your dentist for a prescription. Doctors will have their favorite, but zovirax (acyclovir) is one that helps. It is best used when you feel the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Guaze: Guaze is very effective in removing denture adhesive as it grabs it much better than tissue or paper towel. Drug stores sell it over the counter.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: Any new permanent filling can increase the saliva in the mouth temporarily. Irm and cavit temporary fillings will slowly break down in the mouth and... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Bleaching: I recommend patients try bleaching for discolored teeth first if the teeth are not too dark. If teeth are really dark then porcelain laminates or cr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Root Planing: If you need more than a routine cleaning your dentist may recommend deep scaling or root planing which ae the same thing.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Medications: Prilosec, antihistamines, dramamine, antipsychotic medications, blood pressure meds like lopresor, antidepressants like elavil, , brochodilators like ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: Mouth rinses are made to be safe in the mouth even if there are small cuts. Tongue piercings are a new cause of breaking teeth that i see in my pract... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Varies widely: How many teeth? For one to three teeth: less bleeding when grafting is done and the graft helps to stop the bleeding. Normally the dentist place... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Sex: Unprotected sex , this includes oral sex and intercourse with someone who is infected with the virus. Condoms will help but are not 100 % effective. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir): Cold sores or herpes simples virus causes sores in or around the mouth. Prescription zovirax ( Acyclovir ) or valtrex (valacyclovir) works.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Motrin: I hope the dentist gave you pain medication. Add ibuprophen ( motrin) or tylenol (acetaminophen) to the pain medication you are taking. Use the adu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: Pregancy can trigger a type of diabetes called gestational diabetes. Normally is goes away after delivery. Try to keep your weight under control. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Several: 1. Gum disease 2. High blood pressure 3. Neuropathy ( los of feeling in toes) 4. Blindness 5. Heart disease 6. Kidney failure if you are over ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Dental appt: Some tooth pastes such as the tartar control and whitening can cause ulcers. Try no toothpaste for a while to see if it has an effect. Go throug... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Seedentist/physician: If both of your lymph nodes under your ears along your need are tender, start with your physician . If he/she does not find anything ( ear infection,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Dental check up: You will need to see your dentist or physician to see what is causing them ie medication, herpetic virus, sun, stress, radiation treatment, chemothera... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Less cavites: Flouride in the amount of .8 to 1.0 parts per million in our water has been shown to reduce the amount of cavities in adults and children in study aft... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Floss & toothbrush: Dental floss and a tooth brush are the most effective. If you have swelling behind your wisdom tooth , warm salt water (one half tsp in a half of a g... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: If the swelling does not go away in a weeks time have your dentist check it. Swelling can mean that you are loosing bone in that area and is not no... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
See your dentist: Cause of halitosis are: food left in the mouth, Gum disease, Dry mouth , Smoking and tobacco, Medical conditions like Sinus infections bronchitis, di... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Compressed tissue: Probably the eruption of the wisdom tooth is causing the tissue to compress. There also could be food caught between the tooth coming in and the tiss... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Yes: After the removal of your tooth your salivary glands become more active as part of the bodies healing process. There will be a combination of saliv... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Finger nails: You need fingernails that are not too long or too short. For a an upper partial, place your fingernails on the claps of the partial on both sides and... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 10 years experience
Forceps or drill: If the teeth are above the gums a forceps is used to rock the teeth is a figure eight motion till it comes out. If the tooth is below the gum, has ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Klitzke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Klitzke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ok---ct like I used for 2 implants that were done yesterday. Middle class cannot afford them. Some can buy a Ford and others a Maserati.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank u DOC I do have a little reflux, I'll double check with my Dr. THANKS
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Thank you, your answer put my mind at ease. This is really enlightenin

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated 2012MD

Medical/Graduate school

Marquette University School of Dentistry, WI
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Dentist Award 2007
Top Dentist Award 2008
Top Dentist Award 2009

Affiliations

California Dental Association
San Diego County Dental Society
American Dental Association
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