When you visit Dr. John Leitner every six months, we’ll keep your smile fresh, clean, and shining bright. Your regular checkups include professional cleaning and a complete dental examination.
Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining your oral hygiene. And during your appointment, we’ll thoroughly clean your teeth, even the spots you might have missed. All our rooms feature LCD screens, so you can watch your favorite shows.
As part of your dental exam, we’ll take digital x-rays of your smile. This provides a clear picture of your oral health, allowing Dr. Leitner to detect early signs of tooth decay.
We also use the Canary System® in our office, a laser-based diagnostic tool that measures tooth structure. This allows us to discover cavities in areas where they’re hardest to find, such as underneath sealants and around restorations.
If you’re anxious about visiting the dentist, you can relax. We offer nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide allows you to feel calm while remaining conscious.
Nitrous oxide sedation wears off quickly. So after a brief waiting period of about 15 minutes, you’ll be able to drive yourself home following your procedure.
Dr. Leitner welcomes patients to our beautiful office in Grand Haven, MI. We appreciate the enthusiasm kids bring to our office and our staff will make sure they feel at home. During their appointment, we’ll teach your kids about the importance of effective dental hygiene.
Every dental exam with Dr. Leitner includes a full screening for oral cancer. We’ll check for early signs of this serious disease with a brief examination. Catching oral cancer as soon as possible makes it much easier to treat — it can even save your life.
Another important part of a regular dental exam is checking on the health of your gums. We call this periodontal screening. When bacteria infect your teeth above the gum line, cavities form. But when bacteria get into your gums, it can develop into periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.
Without treatment, gum disease causes pain, swelling, and even the loss of teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Leitner offers effective periodontal care, including innovative laser therapy using PerioLase®. It’s fast, easy, and it doesn’t require any cutting or stitching.
A cavity is a hollow space in your tooth caused by decay. Using our advanced diagnostic equipment, we catch cavities early, before they get a chance to disrupt your smile.
Dr. Leitner will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill your cavity using a tooth-colored filling. This restores your tooth to full function, protecting it from further infection.
If you have unattractive metallic-colored fillings, we can safely replace them using our amalgam removal system.
The deepest section of a tooth is called the pulp. This is the sensitive bundle of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that nurture a living tooth. If the pulp becomes infected, it can be very painful, and the infection can spread to other parts of your mouth and body.
Root canal therapy heals an infected tooth, making the pain go away. And thanks to advancements in dental technology and procedures including anesthetics and sedation, root canal therapy is safer and easier than ever before.
Frequent snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. Sleep apnea blocks your airway while you sleep, causing you to stop breathing several times each night. This dramatically reduces the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream, so you feel tired and irritable during the day.
Sleep apnea contributes to serious health concerns such as strokes, heart disease, and diabetes. Dr. Leitner treats sleep apnea using convenient sleep appliance therapy. Many of our patients prefer sleep appliance therapy to their loud and awkward CPAP machines.
If you snore and you often feel fatigued and listless during the day, you may have sleep apnea. Dr. Leitner will make sure you get the proper diagnosis and the treatment that’s right for you.
Does your jaw make clicking or popping noises? You could be suffering from a TMJ Disorder (TMD). Additional TMD symptoms include jaw pain, headaches, and earaches.
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the hinge that allows your jaw to move in several different directions. You have two TMJs, located beneath your ears where your jaw connects to the skull. TMJ Disorder refers to various types of pain in the region and problems with motion in the jaw.
Dr. Leitner diagnoses issues related to your bite that can cause TMD using the T-Scan® bite analysis system and Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA). He’ll use this information to design a treatment plan for your TMD.
If your TMD is caused by teeth grinding while you sleep, Dr. Leitner may recommend a customized bite guard to wear at night.
We recommend getting a dental cleaning every six months. For some patients who have a higher risk for bacterial infections, Dr. Leitner may recommend more frequent appointments.
Yes, we accept most dental insurance plans at our office and we work with Delta Dental and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
We partner with CareCredit to offer convenient options for breaking up your bill into affordable monthly payments. Find out more on our financing page.
If patients don’t notify us 48 hours in advance of any changes or cancellations to your appointment, a fee of $25.00 will be charged to your account. We do reserve the right to waive the fee when there are extenuating circumstances, however.
Dr. Leitner and our staff provide a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your family. Our services enhance your health and put you at ease.
To learn more, call our office at (616) 842-2850 and we’ll be happy to speak with you about our services. You can also fill out our online contact form and we’ll get right back to you.