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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto

General Practice
Houma, LA
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Houma, LA

Address

875 Verret St., Houma, LA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(985) 851-4634

Dr. Leonard J. Pizzolatto, III

Houma, LA

Office

Houma, LA

About

Bio

I have been practicing in Houma LA for 37 years. I enjoy and have experience in all phases of general dentistry.

Specialties
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General Practice

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292 Answers
62 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Several possibilitie: Could be an ingrown hair, a boil, or a pimple. If it doesn't resolve in a week or continues to enlarge see a physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Second opinion. : An overwhelming majority of physicians will do a thorough exam. However, if you have any doubts you can seek a second opinion from another practitione... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Probably not. : If your experience is as you stated you are probably not pregnant. That being said, if you are sexually active and do not wish to become pregnant, ple... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Pigmentation: Could be just different pigmentation of that area. Try the unitone arbutine as directed. If you don't see any improvement see a physician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Might be normal: Most males have a musky smell normally due to their body chemistry. Generally females have a much keener sense of smell than males do so they notice t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Blood in mucus: Probably small amounts of blood coming from your throat or your sinuses. Sounds like you are very ill. Might be best to see a physician and get some m... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Dehydration: Dehydration. Try to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. More if you are doing very strenuous work or exercise.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Very unlikely: Very, very unlikely. Seek help from your dentist or oral surgeon. He or she can prescribe medication that will get rid of your thrush. Also, they can ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Infection: Styes are inections of the sebaceous glands at the base of the eyelashes. They usually will disappear on their own after seven to ten days. If they do... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Yes: As long as she feels well and you use a position that is comfortable to her there should be no problems.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Hard to to answer. : Hard to answer in this format. There could be a physical, neurological, or emotional issue causing you to have a change in your determination to work ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
I suspect that your condition is being caused by a virus. Since your symptoms have been observed for three weeks now I highly recommend that you see y... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
No: No. Take pain medication only if you are experiencing pain.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
OTC pain meds: For the pain over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If the tooth is infected, there is little that can be done without proper care or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
What you are describing sounds like a large pimple or a cyst. Please see a physician ASAP for an exam and diagnosis.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Varies: Could be arthritis in the hips or compression of a nerve that exits out of the lower spine. With that said , this is very hard to diagnose on this for... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Stretching.: Stretching. When your doctor gives you the all clear, find a good stretching routine. Do it everyday.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Braces: Braces are well worth the money if needed. The person's self-esteem and oral health will be enhanced.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
If this has been happening for a day or two try a high vegetable, low meat with plenty of water for a couple days. If this has been happening for 4-5 ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Irritation : Probably have some irritation or tearing of the sensitive skin in your vagina causing some bleeding. If it doesn't clear up in a few days see a physic... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Physical ASAP: Please have your child examined by a pediatrician asap. She is not that far off on the weight to age charts, but it would ease your mind to know that ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Absolutely!: That is an excellent idea. Using a prescribed floridated toothpaste along with consistent recall visits will help you keep your dental restorations in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Better diagnosis: The dentist uses x-rays to detect decay between the teeth and to see how deep decay is in a tooth. Also, the dentist can see changes in the bone stru... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Depends on symptoms: This is used to treat cytomegalovirus retinitis which is an eye infection that can cause blindness. If has a host of side effects some of which can p... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Occlusion: I would have the occlusion checked. This is the way the tooth hits on the opposing tooth. This can keep a root canal tooth sore. Also, make sure th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Adjacent teeth: After root canal therapy is completed successfully on a tooth that tooth will no longer feel hot and cold sensitive. Have the teeth around that tooth... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Middle trimester: Dental work during pregnancy should be done only during the middle trimester unless there is an emergency situation. Always check with your OB doctor... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Impossible to answer: This situation is very difficult to answer on this forum without the complete history. I recommend you make an appointment with the dentist and expre... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Occasionally: Tori need to be removed if they are rapid growing or they are so large they are interfering with eating or talking. Also, if they need to be biopsied... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Serious: See a physician asap and have this checked! it doesn't matter what anyone says on this forum.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Medication: The easiest way to lower the anxiety level in the dental chair is to ask the dentist for a prescription for an anti-anxiety drug. These drugs work wo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Usually 2 app.: Usually 2 appointments. 1-2 hours for the preparation appointment, then 1 hour for the cementation appointment. Usually 2-3 weeks apart.
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A male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Yes: Yes. After all of the infection is gone the bone will grow back. This may take several months.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Experienced OS: I would recommend the patient talking to an experienced oral surgeon about this. I don't know if the patient could get the information he or she need... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
No: Periostat (doxycycline) is an antibiotic.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Primary or permanent: If the tooth in question is a primary (baby) tooth there are mainly three possibilities. Trauma, it is ready to fall out, or decay. If the tooth is a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Stomach irritation: The most common side affect of too much vitamin c is stomach irritation and diarrhea. If this continues the there could be dehydration and electrolyt... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
See the dentist. : I suggest you see the dentist asap. Very hard to diagnose on this forum without knowing your oral and medical history.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
I highly recommend that you see your physician ASAP. You may have an infection, either bacterial or viral.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
May cause exacerbation of your symptoms.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Physician consult: Suggest you seek help from a physician that treats sexual dysfunction. You may want to start with your family physician. He can refer you to someone i... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Yes: If i were you i would find a physician in your area and have a thorough diagnostic exam to find where the blood is coming from. This is not normal. P... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Keep: Keep your teeth meticulously clean while you are going through orthodontics.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Recommended: Recommended that most people have their wisdom teeth removed between the ages of 17-21. See dentist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Interceptive: Interceptive ortho can help prevent a child from needing jaw surgery. Have child seen at 7 years old.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Fracture?: The tooth may have a fracture that is very difficult to diagnose in some cases. If the tooth is fractured, extraction with an implant is a possibility... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Seek help now v: It sounds like you are bleeding internally, probably in your GI tract somewhere. You need to seek medical help asap. This condition could be very ver... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Gallbladder : Could be your gallbladder. Cut down on fatty foods and see a physician ASAP.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Hard to diagnose: Please seek the services of an ear, nose, and throat physician asap. What you are describing is virtually impossible to diagnose on this forum.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Normal: Probably a normal papillae on the tongue. Best to have a dentist or an oral surgeon look at it to be sure it is nothing to worry about.
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Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pizzolatto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pizzolatto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks Dr. Pizzolatto. I'm just getting over a while whack of allergies and want to try to use more herbal ways to help relieve congestion.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will get it checked out this week, I am undr geng testing for lupus also been very sick
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I ended up using my Zaditor eye drops and my eyes are fine now. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

LSU School of Dentistry
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Houma, LA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Houma, LA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Houma, LA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
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