Haselhorst is a general dentist. He is highly skilled with the knowledge
and expertise needed to provide for most of your dental care needs.
Doctor Haselhorst practices family dentistry, providing care for
the entire family, children as well as adults.
The doctor does both composite and amalgam cavity
restoratives (fillings). He prefers composite (tooth colored) over
amalgam, but if requested by the patient he will use amalgam. The
doctor provides crown restorations for major decay or tooth fracture.
Restoratives make up approximately 40 percent of the dental care
provided by Doctor Haselhorst for his patients.
Occasionally a tooth’s pulp, which contains
nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged and a root
canal treatment is need to save the tooth and repair the damage.
Doctor Haselhorst is skilled at performing endodontic treatments,
which are about 12 percent of the dental care he provides.
Healthy gums are vital to overall oral health. Gum
disease is a major dental health issue today. Doctor Haselhorst
is experienced in all periodontal procedures and is qualified to
treat all of your periodontal problems. Periodontal care makes up
around 23 percent of the dental care provided by Doctor Haselhorst.
Making it as common as tooth decay and if left untreated will lead
to tooth and bone lose.
The standard of dental care provided in the United
States today is so high that massive tooth lose is not common. As
a result of this high quality of dental care the need for dentures
is becoming negligible. Dentures are only around 2 percent of the
dental care Doctor Haselhorst provides. Because of the significant
impact dentures have on the quality of life for his patient that
need them, Doctor Haselhorst maintains the highest standards of
excellence for denture dental care.
This standard of excellence is also practiced with
bridge dental care. Again, with the decline in tooth lose and extraction
(except for wisdom teeth) the demand for this type of dental care
has declined. Of all the dental care Doctor Haselhorst provides,
only about 4 percent is for bridges.
Doctor Haselhorst believes in doing everything possible
to restore a tooth to vitality and avoid extracting (pulling) teeth.
Some teeth, such as wisdom teeth, frequently have to be extracted
to avoid future jaw problems. Extractions and TMJ treatment are
around 12 percent of the dental care provided by Doctor Haselhorst.
Since most insurance companies will not cover adult
orthodontics, this treatment is most often provided for children.
Although children make up a minority of Doctor Haselhorst's patients,
orthodontic care is about 6 percent of the total dental care provided
in our office.
Regular checkups or recall patient care is most often
provided by our Hygienist and dental assistants. Prophylaxis (polishing),
x-rays, and scaling are example of this type of dental care. The
staff members providing these types of dental care treatments are
knowledgeable and highly qualified professionals. The majority of
our patients visit our office at least twice a year to receive regular
Although the doctor prefers to avoid inconveniencing
patients by referring them out to a specialist. Occasionally, when
he believes it is in the patient's best interest, the doctor will
refer a patient out to a dental specialist.