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Jerome Smith | Doctor
Dr. J. Jerome Smith

Dr. J. Jerome Smith graduated cum laude from the University of Louisiana, then completed his studies at LSU’s School Dentistry. He has been practicing comprehensive, state-of-the art dentistry for more than 35 years. For the past three decades, he has focused on implant dentistry and comprehensive adult reconstructive care.

Among Dr. Smith’s many career highlights are receiving recognition as a Diplomate for the International Congress of Oral Implantology and serving as a Past Continuing Education Chairman for the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at LSU School of Dentistry. He is involved with Latin World Ministries Dental/Medical Project and the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic.

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Daniel Domingue | Doctor
Dr. Danny Domingue

Dr. Daniel Domingue was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, graduating from St. Thomas More. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for his undergraduate degree, then completed his DDS degree at the LSU School Dentistry in New Orleans. Prior to joining his uncle’s practice, he practiced dentistry for several years in Lake Charles.

Dr. Domingue has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the highest award possible for general dentists practicing implantology. He was the youngest dentist to ever receive this recognition.

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  • “ Dr. Smith and Domingue are absolutely amazing! They do amazing work and they are very accommodating. Dr. Domingue saw me on Labor day to do an emergency fix for me on his day off! They have the nicest staff. I recommend them 100%.”
    Alivia F.
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  • “ I have had the best experience with Dr. Domingue and his staff! He's kind, professional, and is extremely involved with every aspect of the patient care. His staff is one of the friendliest I have ever met. They don't only work in your mouth, they form real professional relationships. Dr. Domingue recently told me he was going to work with my time because, "you are way busier than I am". What a humble statement! I was so impressed when he recently shared that he was going on a mission trip to serve in Mexico. I think he is a gift to the lafayette community, and everyone needs to know.”
    Laura M.
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  • “ Most people don't enjoy going to the dentist but I actually do. Dr. Domingue is extremely caring and knowledgeable and the entire staff is so kind every time I have an appointment. Thank you for your excellent service! I HIGHLY recommend this group.”
    Hannah B.
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Extractions in Lafayette, LA

While we would prefer to save a tooth, sometimes it becomes inevitable that a tooth extraction is necessary. We know that the idea of extraction often makes patients nervous, but you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to keep your extraction and healing time as comfortable as possible.

At our office, we are skilled in different types of sedation dentistry, and if you are concerned about your extraction procedure, please let us know so that we can discuss your sedation options. In addition to relaxing you and keeping you comfortable, sedation dentistry will also leave you with few memories of the actual procedure, which most of our patients find reassuring.

Preparing for Your Extraction

a woman gets her teeth examined | extractions lafayette LATooth extractions, especially those performed on impacted teeth or wisdom teeth, are surgical procedures. We will work with you to prepare you ahead of time for your extraction and provide you with instructions to follow before and after your procedure to speed up your healing time and make the process more comfortable.

Depending on the type of extraction being performed, you may wish to ask for a couple of days off of work so you can relax at home and focus on healing. Preparing soft foods ahead of time will make it easier for you to choose foods that won’t disturb your extraction site. We will also discuss pain control with you and may prescribe medication to control your discomfort and swelling.

If your tooth is going to be replaced with a dental implant, we may need to perform additional procedures to fully prep the area for implant placement. One procedure we may perform in this case is bone grafting to preserve and restore the socket. 

Types of Extractions

At our office, we perform both simple extractions and surgical extractions. One of the benefits of getting all your care at our office is that there’s no need for referrals to other dentists for more advanced procedures like surgical extractions. We can perform all the care you need right here in one convenient location.

dental tools in an operatory | extractions Lafayette, LASimple extractions are used when the tooth is easily seen and not covered by your gum (impacted). You may receive sedation for the procedure, but often all that is needed is numbing medication. The tooth is lifted up with an instrument called an elevator and then removed using forceps.

Surgical extractions are performed on teeth that are impacted or damaged in a way that makes simple extraction impossible. These extractions usually require that we open the gum, break the tooth before removing it, or cut away some of the surrounding bone. IV anesthesia is usually used with these extractions, and sometimes general anesthesia is needed. We will discuss your options with you ahead of time.

If you suspect that you need to have a tooth extracted, call us today. Our Acadiana dentists Drs. Smith and Domingue are happy to perform a comprehensive examination and recommend the best course of action.