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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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I've been told that my wisdom teeth are impacted. What does this mean?

When dentists say that teeth are impacted, we mean that they are either partially or completely covered by gum tissue. The most commonly impacted teeth are usually the third molars (wisdom teeth), but other teeth may be affected as well.

Impacted teeth are caused by teeth growing in at an odd angle due to not having enough room, or just because of the nature of your biology. Teeth growing at an angle may push on your adjacent teeth. Teeth can also be impacted if they begin to grow, but remain stuck in the jawbone and cannot fully erupt.

Impacted teeth can lead to a number of problems:

  • Pain
  • Pressure on other teeth
  • Trapped food, leading to decay and gum disease
  • Abscesses and other infections
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Jaw or facial pain
  • Infection
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Malocclusion (bad bite)

If you are experiencing difficulty with an impacted tooth, extraction could provide you with relief. We can do a full evaluation including digital imaging of your teeth to see what the best course of action will be to relieve your symptoms.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith or Dr. Domingue.