Dr. Gary M. Altenburg, DDS

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Dr. Gary M. Altenburg, DDS

Endodontics | Male

Temecula Valley Endodontics, Murrieta, CA 39755 Date St Ste 208, Murrieta, CA 92563 Get Directions
(951) 677-0826

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"At Temecula Valley Endodontics our philosophy is to provide the highest level of treatment in the field of conventional, retreatment and microsurgical endodontics, following the principles of evidence-based dental treatment, in a state of the art and caring environment."Read more

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Dr. Altenburg completed his dental training at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1998, earning a DDS degree. He was accepted...Read more

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Thank you for placing your trust in Temecula Valley Endodontics to address your endodontic needs. We sincerely hope your dental experience with us was a positive one. Please provide us feedback so that we may continue to improve our services.

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Practice Areas

  • Endodontics

Conditions Treated

Dr. Altenburg says..

Reason 1: Experience  On average, we perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while primary care dentists perform less than two. We will only treat your tooth once it is isolated behind a dental (rubber) dam for surgical quality asepsis, which is considered the medical and legal standard of care for any root canal procedure. Note: 99% of dentists refer to an endodontist.

Reason 2: Efficiency  As root therapies are our sole occupation, we are time-efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster healing.

Reason 3: Availability  We offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, so discomfort and delays in treatment are kept to a minimum.

Reason 4: Advanced Technology  We use high-power endodontic microscopes and three dimensional digital imaging to aid in seeing the deepest areas of the root—decreasing tooth mortality. For your convenience, 3-D imaging is done in our office.

Reason 5: Advanced Training  We have three additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and root canal treatment beyond dental school. Because we limit our practice to endodontics, we treat these types of problems every day. We use our special training and experience in treating difficult or complex cases.

Reason 6: Outcomes  Studies show endodontic treatment is more successful when performed by a specialist. We use evidence-based treatments to save your tooth!

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  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Pulp Inflammation

Procedures Performed

Dr. Altenburg says..

Using the most advanced techniques available today, including high-power endodontic microscopes and 3-D digital imaging, we can perform root canal treatment with ultimate precision and comfort. We utilize only in-house, state-of-the-art technology to ensure you are receiving the specialized care you deserve.

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  • Desensitization
  • Root Canal
  • Root Canal Retreatment
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry

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Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University / Dental School

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Temple Dental Sch

    Completed in 2001

    Va San Diego Healthcare System

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    California State University, Long Beach

    Graduated in 1988

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Altenburg's Office & Staff

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Dr. Altenburg says...

Dr. Altenburg completed his dental training at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1998, earning a DDS degree. He was accepted into the coveted and rigorous general practice residency (GPR) at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in San Diego, which he completed in 1999. He was then invited to attend the prestigious endodontic program at Temple University in Philadelphia, the birthplace of contemporary endodontics. Dr. Altenburg received his endodontic certification in 2001. Dr. Altenburg is a native Southern Californian and was raised in Vista, California where he attended Vista High School before graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Dr. Altenburg enjoys outdoor activities, including fly fishing, salt-water fishing and off-roading with his wife and three children. Dr. Altenburg is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, California State Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Altenburg is also the endodontic consultant and mentor for the Pala Mesa Dental Study Club and the Temecula ITI Dental Study Club.  To better serve his community, Dr. Altenburg is currently an elected trustee for the Escondido Union School District.

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Dr. Altenburg's Care Philosophy

"At Temecula Valley Endodontics our philosophy is to provide the highest level of treatment in the field of conventional, retreatment and microsurgical endodontics, following the principles of evidence-based dental treatment, in a state of the art and caring environment."

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Dr. Altenburg says...

Reason 1: Experience  On average, we perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while primary care dentists perform less than two. We will only treat your tooth once it is isolated behind a dental (rubber) dam for surgical quality asepsis, which is considered the medical and legal standard of care for any root canal procedure. Note: 99% of dentists refer to an endodontist.

Reason 2: Efficiency  As root therapies are our sole occupation, we are time-efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster healing.

Reason 3: Availability  We offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, so discomfort and delays in treatment are kept to a minimum.

Reason 4: Advanced Technology  We use high-power endodontic microscopes and three dimensional digital imaging to aid in seeing the deepest areas of the root—decreasing tooth mortality. For your convenience, 3-D imaging is done in our office.

Reason 5: Advanced Training  We have three additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and root canal treatment beyond dental school. Because we limit our practice to endodontics, we treat these types of problems every day. We use our special training and experience in treating difficult or complex cases.

Reason 6: Outcomes  Studies show endodontic treatment is more successful when performed by a specialist. We use evidence-based treatments to save your tooth!

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Dr. Altenburg says...

Using the most advanced techniques available today, including high-power endodontic microscopes and 3-D digital imaging, we can perform root canal treatment with ultimate precision and comfort. We utilize only in-house, state-of-the-art technology to ensure you are receiving the specialized care you deserve.

×

Dr. Altenburg says...

Thank you for placing your trust in Temecula Valley Endodontics to address your endodontic needs. We sincerely hope your dental experience with us was a positive one. Please provide us feedback so that we may continue to improve our services.