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Dr. Joel Piehl

Periodontics
West Hollywood, CA
52 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

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Salivary glands: A symptom of mumps is infection and swelling of the main salivary glands(parotids). It would be reasonable to assume this could alter taste.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Any ulcerations?: If there are ulcerations on your tongue, this is often precipitated by an injury or irritant causing apthous lesions. A topical numbing agent will aff... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Nerve damage?: If you had a recent visit to your dentist and had a local anesthetic the needle might have injured the nerve which should heal in time. If there is a... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Low risk: Either way, the risk is very low. You should have regular dental exams to detect any changes. There are easy to administer test to determine cancer o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Taste buds: Could be irritated taste buds from spicy or too hot foods.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Lymph glands: Those are normal part of the lymph system, like tonsils, that can become enlarged and tender from an infection. Their function is to help the body dea... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Infection?: Any red area is usually a sign of inflammation or infection. See your dentist.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Mucocoele: It sounds like one of the small glands is getting a plugged duct that results in swelling which eventually drains.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Wisdom teeth.: Could be impacted 3rd molars and/ or gum disease.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Fever?: If you feel feverish and malaise it is likely yhe infection has spread.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Unknown.: There is no definitive answer to what causes lichen planus. It is thought to be an auto immune disorder. There is some suspicion that cinnamon might b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Blood borne: Hiv is transmitted via blood and this is a possible route.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Bad remedy: Vinegar is a weak acid and will only add to the problems associated with acid reflux. Try over the counter medication.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Diabetes?: Could be a sign of a metabolic disorder such as diabetes. See your md.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Yes: Yes if you use that time to see your dentist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Metal: Since implants are a metallic color, this can show through the gums which are somewhat transparent, particularly when thin. Ask you dentist if zirconi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Yes: A white spot could be a pre-cancerous lesion. Best to have it looked at.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
No: Excessive use of mouth wash, particularly if it contains alcohol, can irritate and dry the tissues. There is a suspected cancer risk to excessive alco... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Gum disease: If the bleeding persists despite flossing, you need to see a periodontist or dentist to determine if you have gum disease which can eventually result ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Toothbrush?: Make sure that you are using a soft bristle toothbrush. Do not use a scrubbing motion. You might also consider a night guard if you are grinding your... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Yes: The infected nerve will remain a source of the infection unless you have aroot canal or remove the tooth.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Small glands: This is normal. There are small glands in the palate, similar to sweat glands.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Possible infection: Tooth pain and a "white tongue" could indicate fungal infection, poor oral hygiene, over use of antibiotics, nutritional problems, etc. See your denti... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Gum infection: The blood in your mouth suggests that you have gum disease (periodontitis or gingivitis) . See your dentist.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Not contagious: If it is completely healed you need not worry.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Does not work: Facial fat can only be lost through proper dieting.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Possible gum disease: You might have periodontal disease which is a chronic gum infection that is usually accompanied be bad breath and a foul taste. The antibiotics tempor... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Gums: Gum disease affect a majority of adults and blood in the mouth suggests you should see your dentist.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
TMJ?: This problem could be related to problems with the jaw joint. You might have some benefit in seeing your dentist.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Too long: If this has gone on for weeks it could be something more than just an infection. See your doctor asap.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Brush tongue: Brush your tongue and consider having your doctor give you an anti-fungal lozenge or troche.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Pain: Pain to chewing , swelling of the gum are good clues.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Possible: Any allergic reaction has the potential to target any area of the body. An antihistamine might help.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
NO: It will only help you to avoid dealing with taking care of it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Loose, pain?: If it is loose and there is pain it could be failing. See your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Plugged: Sounds like a plugged saliva gland or minor gland duct. Usually resolves by itself, if not see your dentist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Fever and swelling: Usually fever , swelling of the area and increased pain.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
No: You need to floss and brush your tongue as well.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 years experience
Proper oral hygiene: Proper brushing and flossing along with regular visits to your dentist for cleanings. Also, good nutrition and not smoking.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
Periodontics 52 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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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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