Dr. Albert E. Klitzke

Dentistry
Santee, CA
11 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: For more information: www.ninds.nsh.gov 1800 352 9424 muscular dysetrophy assoc. www.mda.org www.Cmtana.Org.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
6 - 14 months: Typically girls teeth come in faster than boys. Be sure you are not kissing your kids on the lips. They are not born with the bacteria that causes c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental appliances: If your boyfriend has mild or moderate sleap apnea there are dental sleep appliances that are more comfortable and less cumbersom than the cpap.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: As a dentist I have seen patients suffer all their life in the dental chair, by gagging easily and not being able to tolerate a dental impression. A ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
One or both eyes: It could be that you are very tired, you injured your eye, or a foreign body is in the eye. Do not rub the eye. Try commerial eye drops. If you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
None know of: Sugar less gum is less sticky than gums with sugar. However, I am gum is not something that would not stick to a denture. You will have to try th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: A mouthwash like listerine will kill bacteria in our mouths due to its acolhol content. You should follow rinsing with flossing and then brushing with... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Keep dental appt: Even though the pain is gone a dental problem still remains. Their may be some tooth remaiing in your mouth. Keep your appt , call another dentist ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See your dentist: Most common cause would be not brushing the teeth. Start with warm salt water rinses, lightly brushing the teeth and see your dentist asap. Give her ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ibuprophen: Assuming you have no allergies or medical issues with any medications. Start with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) then Motrin = ibuprophen=... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Your priorities for a healthy mouth are brushing with a flouride toothpaste, flossing daily and seeing your dentist. Using a mouth wash with flouride... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Exercising after a root canal is not a problem. Taking an antiinflamatory medication you can tolerate like advil, motrin, Aspirin or naprosyn (naprox... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See your dentist: The blood problably is coming from your gums and and is in yur throat when you look. If yor gums are bleeding the most liely cause is gum disease a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See Physician: It could be a swollen lymphnode or something more serious. See your physician if you have had it more than a week.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See your dentist: Don't sleep with your dentures. Clean them with a stiff tooth brush and then commercial cleaner. See your dentist to determine if the problem is bei... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Fiber: The risks of heart disease include having a heart attack, stroke , which will cause a huge imact on your daily life activities and you wil lose your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Absolutely: Deep cleaning or root planing removes the tartar or calculus from your teeth. This tartar forms a ring around your teeth and pushes the bone down.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Probably: 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Muscle problems: Cmt is an inherited muscle disorder affecting 1 in every 2, 500 people. Symptoms include difficulty speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Oral surgeon: Oral surgeons can sedate you so you are not aware of the dental extraction proceedure. Iv sedation does involve a needle, but you wil not remember mu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Prescription.: Your dentist or doctor can prescribe medication called orabase with Benzocaine that will help with the pain i laser these with my waterlase md dent... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Don't: You spent a lot of money and time in braces. Your teeth can start moving over night, right after the braces come off. If you wait till you notice a... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See a dentist: Sounds like a problem only a dentist could help you with in theri office.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Start with yor dentist first. If youtmj is not moving properly on both sides, some chiropractors are trained to restore normal motion. I make a oral... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: They could work for another dentist in their office. They could work in a community clinic, hospital or in the military as a dentist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ask your doctor: Best to ask your pediatricain first. Start slowly. Solid food will change their digestion so be prepared. They may have food allergies. Solid food... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See your dentist: Try getting your teeth cleaned at your dentist office, eating foods like apples, celery and carrots, flossing you teeth at least once a day, brushing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Surgery: Surgery is needed to correct this problem.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
See your dentist: If this is in the tooth then you have may be missing a part of your filling in a tooth. If this is the whole tooth sinking, you have gum disease or... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Demineralization: White spots are areas of the teeth that are missing some of the minerals in the teeth. This can occur when the teeth are developing and enter the m... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Sensitivity: All ceramic crowns generally require more tooth to be removed and hence more chance for a sensitive tooth than an all metal crown. There are differ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
What works for you.: Canker sores are found inside the mouth; self care remedies include 1/2 tsp salt dissolved in 8 oz water, 1-2 tablespoon malalox + 1/2 tablespoon be... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ask your dentist: Your dentist is the best person to ask. They check the position of the tooth on an x-ray. Wisdom teeth will cause pain where they are trying to erupt... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Three types: Dentrist classify malocclusions as type one two or three based on the position of the upper first molar and lower first molar. We also describe peo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: You have a sinus space above your upper back molar. Haivng a tooth removed in this area can cause a problem with the sinus.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Written request: You might be able to call the office and identify your self, but you will most likely have to go to pick them up. Signing a release is normal and cha... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: We call this referred pain. When you see your dentist tell them where the pain started, because the area of pain you have now might have a cause else... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Oral hygiene: The brackets from braces cover part of your tooth and also become a food trap. If you do not keep the teeth really clean when you have braces on, the... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Attach to teeth: Removable partial dentures replace some but not all of your teeth. They have metal or acrylic clasps that grab on to your remaining natural teeth. Den... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Very.: Unless you are a severe gagger , having your dentist shorten the end of your denture near your throat on an upper denture to help. If you are a sever... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Both: It is best to see both as the regular md will be monitoring your over all health and keeping you up to date on tetanus, shingles vaccines, cancer chec... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Several possibiities: one possibility is that you have acid reflux where food you ate is coming up from your stomach. Over the counter remedies are available at drug store... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
3 implants: I would recommend 3 implants because #11 is a very important tooth to replace and tying it together with a bridge adds extra stress to the entire area... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: The sinus can be in the path of an implant. An x-ray can be enough to determine if the sinus lift will be necessary. The cbct would provide more... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Probably not: If you have a healthy TMJ this should not cause a problem. For people with TMJ problems any sudden opening or side to side movements can dislocate th... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 years experience
Do not clench: Try not to clench, grind or push on the tooth to see how loose it is. Talk to your dentist to see how loose it is compared to other teeth and what th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 11 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
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Klitzke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Klitzke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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