Dr. Joel Piehl

Periodontics
West Hollywood, CA
53 years experience male

Locations

Joel J. Piehl DDS, Inc

West Hollywood, CA

Address

9201 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste 415, West Hollywood, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

3102740766

Insurances accepted

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

About

Bio

Born and raised in Los Angeles. UCLA undergrad,, USC School of Dentistry with honors, and Univ. of Washington post-grad . residency Served in the USAF in S.E. Asia for two years before completing my residency. Enjoy reading, working out, mountain biking and skiing. Have practiced in the Beverly Hills/ West Hollywood area for over 30 years.

Specialties
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Periodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Loose, pain?: If it is loose and there is pain it could be failing. See your dentist.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Brush tongue: Brush your tongue and consider having your doctor give you an anti-fungal lozenge or troche.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Diet?: He should check if there is something in his diet that might be responsible. Also, might be time for a medical check up.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Plugged: Sounds like a plugged saliva gland or minor gland duct. Usually resolves by itself, if not see your dentist.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Too long: If this has gone on for weeks it could be something more than just an infection. See your doctor asap.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Gums: Gum disease affect a majority of adults and blood in the mouth suggests you should see your dentist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
No waiting : There is no need to wait. Why are you using this as a rinse? If you have bleeding gums this will not cure the gum disease this would suggest exists. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Bad infection?: Sounds like a bad infection. See your dentist asap.
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A male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
3rd molar: At your age that is a 3rd molar. The tooth might be trapped(impacted) under bone and unable to erupt. See your dentist'.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
No concern: The=at amount poses no danger to your fetus.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Not usual: Herpes infection is typically on the lip area. More likely, any ulcers in the mouth are apthous ulcers which are not related to the herpes virus.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Fever and swelling: Usually fever , swelling of the area and increased pain.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Possibly related: There is increasing evidence that there is a high correlation between gum disease, as well as other chronic infections, to coronary artery disease and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Proper oral hygiene: Proper brushing and flossing along with regular visits to your dentist for cleanings. Also, good nutrition and not smoking.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Acid: Vinegar is a weak acid which will damage and erode the enamel of your teeth and cause any exposed root areas to become sensitve.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
No: Not possible. Ignoring it can lead to more massive infection and be dangerous.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Possible: Any allergic reaction has the potential to target any area of the body. An antihistamine might help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Floss?: If flossing fails to dislodge the object, it might require seeing your dentist as there is a risk of injury that could result in gum recession.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Baking soda: Using a plain toothbrush and floss without toothpaste will still remove the bacterial plaque from the teeth. Baking soda has been used as a substitute... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Cavity?: Could be a cavity or gum recession which exposes the tooth nerve which reacts with a pain sensation. See your dentist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Virus: Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population. Have your pediatrician check your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
NO: It will only help you to avoid dealing with taking care of it.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
TMJ: Could be temperomandibular joint derrangement from injury or bad bite which results in this complex joint not working smoothly. You need to see a dent... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Acute infection.: If your are stressed and not getting enough rest, this could be what used to be called "trench mouth" and requires immediate attention by your dentist... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Smoker??: If you are a heavy smoker than you have cancer risk, otherwise trust your doctors answer. If you are still worried, than request a biopsy.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Yes: The lymph system system in the neck is affected by the oral region. You should not ignore this.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Unlikely: Unless there was overt bleeding the risk is very low.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Not possible.: If what you are seeing is behind the front lower teeth, you need an oral surgeon to correct this surgically.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Wisdom tooth?: If your wisdom teeth(3rd molars) never came in this could be from an impacted 3rd molar.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Dead bone fragment? : It might be a frgment of dead bone that can occur from an extraction. Try warm rinses in addition to the antibiotic. You should have follow -up care.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
TMJ?: This problem could be related to problems with the jaw joint. You might have some benefit in seeing your dentist.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Unfocused pain: It is very typical to experience pain in a large less focused area from a single infected tooth. You should see a dentist immediately.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Viral or bacterial?: It depends on what type of std you have.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Normal glands: Could be from spicy foods irritating normal sweat like glands. If you are a smoker, that also would be an irritant. Always a good idea to have your de... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Pain: Pain to chewing , swelling of the gum are good clues.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Diet?: You might first want to check what you have in your diet such as food coloring(think cheetos). Orange hue to the skin and possibly the tongue could be... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Infection: Gingivitis is an infection and can be severe enough to affect the lymph nodes in the neck which are the line of defense with oral infections.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
No: You need to floss and brush your tongue as well.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Culture done?: Was an actual throat culture done? If so and the zpac is not effective than they need to change to a different antibiotic. If no culture, you might ha... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Options?: He should be given treatment options. Given life expectancy, conservative management would seem preferable in order to optimize his quality of life.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Dorment virus: Chances are the virus is not currently active but remains in your system. You would be contagious if you develop lesions which can be difficult to see... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Yes: It is an infectious disease and can be contracted from oral sex.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Could be virus: Hard to know but could be a viral or yeast like infection. You need to see your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Possible fungus: Could be a fungal infection. See your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Have exam: This sounds like a small gland (like a sweat gland) on the side of the tongue might have a clogged duct which causes the swelling which then subsides ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Infection likely: This could be from the bacteria that cause gonnorrhea. He and you should be checked.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Oral hygiene: If proper brushing and flossing along with brushing the tongue doesn't solve the problem, you might have gum disease or other causes.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Proper oral hygiene: Braces can make proper oral hygiene difficult. You need to brush the gum line and use floss threaders to allow you to floss between the teeth. The gum... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Can,t hurt: Make sure to rule out poor oral hygiene and gum infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 53 years experience
Torus: This is called a torus palatinus which is a common bony growth on the palate. Which can enlarge over time. If too large it often is easily irritated. ... Read More
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Aug 5, 2013
Nice job with direct answers. Very helpful.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Piehl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Piehl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I can taste blood every once and a while, but I don't see any.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks doctor :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ. of So. Calif, School of Dentistry, Univ. of Washington Post grad Dentistry
Graduated 1964MD

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of So. Calif & Univ. of Washington
Graduated 1970MD

Awards

Membership, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
Top Periodontist, First Place, California - Summer
2013
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