Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto

General Practice
Houma, LA
43 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

Doctor Q&A

292 Answers
62 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Gingivitis: Chances are that you need to have your teeth cleaned. Plaque which is a combination of bacteria, food particles, and dead cells builds up on the teeth... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Leave the room. : Leave the room or move out of the house if you are able
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Get checked out : Please have an examination from your family doctor. If the exam is negative, then please have an oral surgeon or your family dentist examine you. Ha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
See an oral surgeon: Seek help from an oral surgeon to make sure you are dealing with a canker sore and not something more serious. He or she will be able to help you.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Orthodontist: Probably best to bring your sister to an orthodontist so he or she can moniter her occlusion periodically. Then if your sister ever needs braces the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Hip: Have your hip joints checked. X-ray or MRI. I know you are young, but you want to rule out joint problems. Good luck!!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Tough to diagnose : Hard to diagnose without a physical exam and a medical history. I advise you to see a physician ASAP. Good luck.
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A female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
No: If you accurately described your sexual activity and you are on birth control you are not pregnant. If you are sexually active and you don't want to g... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Seek treatment. : Yes, you probably have cellulitis which is an infection of the soft tissue. Best to get it checked. The infection could become very serious quickly.
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A member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: If the tooth in question has plenty of good solid tooth structure still in tact then root canal therapy along with a crown is the treatment of choice... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Seems normal. However, you should see a urologist to check for infection.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Could be a pimple or a cyst. See a dermatologist ASAP.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
What is the transpalatal bar for? Were you injured? Is it part of an orthodontic plan? If injured you would probably need to heal first. If it’s ortho... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Ejaculated sperm remain viable for several days within the female reproductive tract. Fertilization is possible as long as the sperm remain alive ---u... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
No. See a physician ASAP.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Sounds like you have an intestinal virus. If the symptoms don't clear up in three days or get worse seek the help of a physician ASAP.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
First, I would get a physical exam by a physician to rule out any medical issues with your body. If that checks out ok I would find a Christian psychi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
No, it is not normal: I would suggest you go to a dentist and have a thorough exam with radiographs of your teeth and jaws. Bleeding gingiva is not normal. It may be a so... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
See a caring dentist: Please try to find a dentist that can lightly sedate you. That will take your anxiety away and allow you to be treated. In today’s modern dental world... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Probably not. : At your age you are probably dealing with a traumatic injury to the roof of your mouth or an infection if you have decayed teeth. A traumatic injury u... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Usually no: This is just like a cut on your finger. It will heal in about7-10 days.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Watch your diet: If these are aphthous ulcers, which are very common, then check your diet. They can sometimes be triggered by cinnamon. They are not serious, but th... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Yes: Tooth implants are excellent. They are stable and will last a long time. That being said, replacing all of your teeth with implants will take some tim... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Hypnotism: Try hypnotism from someone who has had training in it. Either a psychiatrist or psychologist. Another method is sheer willpower. Decide to stop smokin... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Warm tea: To promote expectoration, equal parts primula root (cowslip) thyme herb ribwort plantain herb ingredients: thyme * plantain * herbal tea :1 hea... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Yes: If the pain is excruciating, then go back now. If it is just sore wait three days and if it is not better, go back then.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Muscle: Unless you were physically traumatized in an accident i doubt that you have a nerve problem. If the feeling in your leg dies not return to normal with... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Hard to diagnose: This is hard to diagnose on this forum. It could be anxiety or a systemic problem. Please seek the help of a physician asap.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Seek help now: Anything is possible with these symptoms. Please seek medical help asap. This is nothing to fool around with.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Eat right. : Don't stuff yourself at mealtime. Make sure your diet consists of plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, moderate amounts of lean meats, and plenty of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Possibly: Are you taking extra protein for athletic reasons? Could be a sign of extra protein being excreted. Best to see a physician to make sure everything i... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Healthy diet: Try eating a healthy diet before resorting to medication. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and plenty of water. Stay away from all sweets, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Anxiety attack: You are having anxiety attacks. Most of the things we worry about never happen, but if we dwell on the possible event too much we can make our selves ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Cyst: The pimple may be a cyst and may have to be lanced. If it doesn't clear up within a few days it would be best to have it looked at by your physician.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
May need physician : Have him pinch his nostrals together while holding his head back for 10 minutes. If bleeding does not stop then seek help from his physician or a hosp... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Tough question: Tough to answer in this forum. First thing i would try is two things. Modify your diet to be more healthy. Plenty of fruits and and vegetables, lean ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Pinched nerve: Possibly a pinched nerve in the spine or arthritis in the hip joint. You are a little young to be having these problems, but it is possible. It woul... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Seek help: Hard to diagnose on this forum. Don't know enough about your son. He may have a compromised immune system or some other systemic problem that is not l... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
3 years old: I recommend the first dental exam for children around 3 y/o. Unless the parent sees something before then that needs attention. Whether dental x-ray... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Depends on patient. : If a patient is cavity prone every 4 months may be necessary. If someone has a history of strong healthy teeth then every 6 months to two years would ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Your body does it. : Septocaine is broken down by your liver and the by products are excreted in your urine. There is nothing you can do to facilitate this breakdown. It ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Yes: Yes. But i wouldn't use it on children under the age of 6.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Yes: Using local anesthetic and nitrous oxide together usually increases the chances that the patient will be more relaxed for their dental appointment.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely wor... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Yes and no: Sealants can only be used on the grooves of the back teeth. That being said, the sealants will last a long time, probably not your whole life. However... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
A lot of people: Most everyone that has had regular dental care from a young age has sealants.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Dental care: Make an appointment with a dentist for a complete exam with x-rays and a thorough cleaning. Follow all the recommendations of the dentist getting your... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Dentist or OS: He should try to find a dentist or oral surgeon that treats temporomandibular joint problems.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Do: Do follow the surgeon's instructions to the best of your ability after the surgery.
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A female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
No specific food: Sorry, but there is no specific food to increase your height. That is all determined by your genetic makeup which you received from your parents. As f... Read More
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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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