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Dr. Joseph Leach

Dentistry
Columbus, OH
45 years experience male

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Office

Columbus, OH

Address

3525 W Dublin Granville Rd, null, Columbus, OH
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Joseph T Leach DDS, FAGD

Columbus, OH

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Dentistry

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22 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Decay repaired: Your child's baby teeth are necessary for eating, smiling, and holding position for the adult teeth that come later. If you ignore the decay pain and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Not by themselves: Unless you have a systemic problem related to your wisdom teeth, infection or septicemia they will not cause shortness of breath.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Maybe it's not teeth: Intense bad breath can have many causes, your mouth, nose, even stomach. But a very common cause is gum disease, see a dentist to rule this out, and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Charcot-marie-tooth is one of the most common nerve-related disorders passed down through families (inherited). Charcot-marie-tooth disease slowly get... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes cause bruxism: Your symptoms are classic night bruxing or tooth grinding symptoms. A hard acrylic night appliance with the correct bite and guidance will very likel... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Oral varices: Oral varices are dilated viens and increase with age. Most commonly found on the ventral tongue in two thirds of adults over 60 years of age. They a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Need more info: Gum disease can be minor enough that a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene will eliminate it. In it's more severe form surgery and/or laser t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Nope: Posterior cross bites actually function quite well for many people. Cosmetically a narrow upper arch can reduce the number of visible teeth in your s... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Still maybe gums: Fetid (fecal) breath is very common wth some forms of gum disease. See your dentist first. If your dentist says your gums are okay next see an ENT (... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
A Fungus: Thrush is caused by a fungal overgrowth. It is more common in people with suppressed immune systems or following antibiotic treatment. It has many p... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
You: You will find that a "waterpik" removes food particles from between your teeth better than floss.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Allergies likely: Latex is the most common contact allergen in the dental office. Did you have a dental dam placed? These are often latex, also the providers gloves cou... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Not likely: For many people being tongue tied actually causes speech issues, relaxing this attachment should not cause speech issues and may improve any present n... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Dangerous condition: Severe facial swelling is not found with trigeminal neuralgia. This is likely caused by an infected (abcessed) tooth. Infection in the head and neck... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Your history: The most common history is no pain after surgery followed by severe pain on the second or third day. The other signs are best evaluted by your dentis... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Veneers best but...: The amount of dicoloration will determine the best esthetic treatment. Tooth bleaching will give satisfactory results rarely for this condition. Too... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Gum disease complex: Grafting is a specific procedure for specific circumstances. Periodontal disease often takes decades to claim teeth; and when too much bone that supp... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Could be: The first teeth emerge at around six months, the lower front teeth then upper front teeth. So maybe, but a trip to the pediatrician would be a good i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes It's safe: Although all ellective treatment is postponed during pregnancy if you need a root canal it should be done to eliminate infection. "fifteen weeks" pla... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
You don't cure it: Remember gum disease can be put in remission and kept there with the right oral hygiene and professional cleanings.....But you don't cure it.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
New toothbrush: The antibiotic was still active the night you used the old brush so i wouldn't worry. But a new brush would be a good and cheap precaution.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Leach
Dentistry 45 years experience
See Your dentist: It is very hard to diagnose this sort of problem even in person...But you could have a contact dermatitis. Switch to a plain toothpaste without tarte... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leach is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks, would u mind taking a look at this picture I've uploaded.. Does this looks like rhomboid median glossitis?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry, America's Top Dentists 2003 to 2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Columbus, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society
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