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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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Root Canals--Not as Scary as They Sound!

If any procedure gets a bad reputation around the dental office, it’s root canals. One of the reasons for that is that the symptoms leading up to a root canal procedure can be quite painful and severe. Root canals are necessary when an infection exists inside your tooth, so you can imagine that having an infection that close to your nerve could be very uncomfortable!

This is where the bad reputation comes in. When patients come to us with an infected tooth, they are often already in pain. In fact, sometimes patients wait until the pain reaches a level where they cannot handle it at all anymore. Sometimes, by the time we treat you for your root canal, you may have been suffering for some time.

Don’t wait! If you start to get symptoms of an infected tooth, call us right away so we can help you avoid serious discomfort. Some common symptoms are:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when chewing
  • Swelling of your gums
  • Swelling of your face or jaw
  • A pimple-like bump on your gums
  • Darkness of your tooth

We can diagnose a root canal by taking x-rays or doing a pulp test on your tooth. Once you get to our office, we can perform an exam and determine if a root canal is right for you. If you do need treatment, we will always make sure that you are comfortable for your treatment.

In most cases, having a root canal actually relieves your pain and symptoms. Many of our patients report feeling so much better once their root canal is complete. In some cases, a little sensitivity may linger for a few days. However, you should feel gradual improvement.

Do you have questions about root canals? Post them on our Facebook wall. Chances are, other patients have the same questions as you!