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Dr. Sami Latif

Dentistry
COLUMBUS, OH
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Columbus, OH

Address

4661 sawmill rd, Columbus, OH
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

American Heritage Life Insurance Company

OHIO COSMETIC DENTISTS.INC

COLUMBUS, OH

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Healing: Bone graft done as a socket preservations after an extraction is toatly different than when you add bone to expend the ridge for example, the average... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Bad breath : Need to see your dentists, possible periodontal disease( gum) or if your husband is a smoker need to see an ENT for proper diagnosis.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Thrush : If you don't brush your tongue, you will see a white film on the top surface , if it does not brush off then , you may have thrush it's a fungus infec... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dry mouth: The number one reason for dry mouth is the medications we see our patients are on, assuming you are taking medications . If you are not on any medica... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Pain: In my practice i give 600 to 800 mg of Motrin before the surgery and advise the the patient to take it three times a day , if he needs or not to reduc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Strep throat: Not sure what the answer is, no one diagnose. Or forecast if you have strep throat without taking a cotton swap and culture it, we can look and see ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Strep infection : We don't know if you are smoker or you inhale second hand smoke, if you have large tonsils , if you have poor oral hygiene, poor diet, has not seen a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Exudate: If your wisdom teeth are present , the likely hood they are either impacted or partially impacted, that means you have infections associated with teet... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Root canals: All depends on how large and close the cavities to pulp(nerve).And also on the symptoms . If you are not sure what to do seek second opinion , always ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Panoramic x-ray should be done by your dentists to see if they have enough room to fully erupt , the tissue around the teeth must be kept clean with ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tumor: I would seek the help of an oral surgeon and have him decide, my professional opinion i don't like the wait and see, the more you waite the more you w... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Periodontal disease: Since the doctor told you it's infection, what was his recommendations , it's gum problem you should have seen a periodontist, if it's caused by tooth... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Pain from root canal: Is it uncomfortable to chewing, if so the crown might occlusal adjustment, if the pain is unsolicited , the tooth might have 4 canals that was missed,... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mouth wash : You should be fine , as long as the amount is small, .
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Bad smell: No you can't it's hard , and not possible , .
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Swllen lip: Not sure what causes the swelling to be severe as i gather from your question, and the split, i would highly recommend seek the help of a dentist asap... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Extractions, Bone: I would do the extraction, and the bone augmentation prior to getting pregnant. Collagen membrane are harvested either from swine(pegs) or bovine .No... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Third molars: It is possible that the pain you are exoeriencing associated with the the wison teeth , often times an infection around the coronal of the erupting wi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Connective tissue: Receding gum is very common now days, the causes are many, perio desease (gum ). Bruxing , or clinching , abrasive tooth brush. Your case might be due... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Gum disease : You stated your gum swollen and lethargic , you have to see your family doctor and your dentists, could be severe periodontal disease , or other syste... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Periodontal disease: Most often if you have receding gingiva its associated with some form of disease weather it's gum disease or occlusal trauma , if you have not seen y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Retainer: If the shift is minor , you can have a retainer , or invisalign done and bond a lingual (back of the teeth )wire retainer.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Chewing tobacco: You can't get cancer from kissing a person who dips or chew tobacco.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Infection: See if your doctor can prescribe you anti biotic and anti inflammatory meds, and have a dentists exam to determine if the tooth worth saving and do ro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Chest pain: We always encourages patients to seek immediate care once they experience any pain let a lone chest pain, hard to know what condition is your husband ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Root canal ,perio : Three possibilities for your front tooth, perio disease loss of bone around the tooth, infection in the pulp leads to infection at the apex of the... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Migratory glossietis: This is not an abnormality it runs in families , in essence it's not a disease that you can treat , live with it and nothing can be done about it
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Root canal: If the cavity is in close proximity tonthe pulp(nerve) often times the tooth becomes non vital and if root canal is not done in due time abscess does ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tooth. Ache: See you dentist why waite, the longer you waite the worse the pain and caries get worse, nothing i dislike when dentists tell their patients lets wait... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tmj pain : I would never recommend it unless it becomes absolutely in able yo open and chew food , i would seek the help of a dentist who can treat TMJ with the ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mouth rinse: No issues if you mix any brand of tooth paste with any commercial mouth wash .No fear of chemical reactions.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Burning sensation: Honey comes in many varieties as far as the taste .All depends on the nectar the bees fees on, is it wild flower , orange blossom , it is possible the... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Xrays: Yes absolutely no one should or able to do root canals without initial xrays, apex locator can help but nothing replaces xrays , it's good for your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tissue graft: The alloderm is a donated tissue, used as connective tissue graft around teeth that has lost the attached gingiva, due to ooclusal trauma like bruxing... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Healing time: The ulcers are called apthous , they is no cure for thim at this point intime, only remedies to lesson the pain, the duration for them to heal depend ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Biting tongue: It happens more often than you think, rapid healing due to rich blood supply, would recommend mouth rinses like chlorhixidine or warm salt water.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Extractions or endo: The only way to clear tooth infection , either extractions or root canal if it's caused by necrotic pulp, or perio surgery if it's caused by gum infec... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Drug test: No it does not, and i would not try it either.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Brown teeth: When was the last time your daughter seen a dentist for cleaning, is she drinking chocolate milk or eating chocolate cake , candy , these tends to s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tmj: How sure are you of your correct diagnoses , there's a difference between TMJ and tmd . You need to be diagnosed by some one who understand the differ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Herpes virus: The chances of getting herpes is high when using a contaminated by the virus, you have to sterilize not disinfect.
A female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Baby Teeth: Would recommend baby ora jel placed on the gum. Small soft spot on the head has nothing to do with teeth, it is possible she may have hit her head ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Extractions: The answer is no, check the side affects of the medications you are on, can cause diarrhea.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dental infection: You did not states how did you arrive that the swelling is not a dental infection, is that your conclusion! i can't for certain tell you if the swell... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sore throat ,Tmd: I would highly recommend seeking the help of ENT or a dentists , several causes to your issue , abscess tooth, infection around wisdom teeth, tonsils,... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Biting tongue: Often times we don't , tongue is very vascular and it heals fast , take him to his doctor have him look at it , if he needs any medical attentions.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dry socket : Time is a healer , you have to follow your doctor post op instructions , hope you have one , take your anti biotic and the Motrin 600-800 mg if you ar... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yellow tongue: Can you be more specific about the color, is it the entire tongue or just the top surface . The top surface can be brushed and scraped by a special to... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Cardiac : Many signs of heart disease varies from one patient to another , i would urge you to have a cardiologist evaluate you , does heart disease run in th... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 38 years experience
Digital xrays: If you see the image on the monitor in one minute or so that's digital, no film to develop.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Latif is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Latif is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, but she has been drinking her milk and a little water.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for immediately replying.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for your prompt reply

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Columbus, OH - Winter
2013
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