What Does Jacksonville Smile Center Do?

Jacksonville Smile Center is a full-service dental practice whose founder and head, Dr. Rafal Marmur, studied at Rutgers College and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. That training continued in the U.S Navy where he completed prestigious General Practice Residency and served in the United States Navy providing treatment to military personnel prior to starting his Jacksonville practice. Dr. Henry is a graduate of Florida State University and Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. From there he was accepted into the Air Force Advanced General Practice Residency where he received advanced training in surgical procedures and IV conscious sedation.


Along with general dentistry, Dr. Marmur and Dr Henry are respected cosmetic dentists offering whitening and Invisalign corrective measures. They are also a very active member in of the Jacksonville, FL community. An important part of Dr. Marmur's and Dr. Henry’s expertise is assisting patients to properly care for their wisdom teeth.


Dr. Marmur is the ideal dental caregiver for people living in the greater Jacksonville area. Along with fillings and crowns, Dr. Marmur gives advice about such concerns associated with adult dentistry as:


·         Consulting on the need to remove and removal of wisdom teeth

·         Advising older patients for whom dentures may be the best option

·         Conversing with patients about the possibility of implants in place of dentures


What are Wisdom Teeth?


Wisdom teeth are the third and furthest back set of human molars. They erupt in the back lower and upper corners of the normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, a large percentage of people experience negative issues with their wisdom teeth. These problems can include crowding of teeth, improper bites, and other concerns. Wisdom teeth get their name from becoming apparent with a person's age, emerging after the person's normal adult teeth have been set.


What Problems Occur with Wisdom Teeth?


When Wisdom teeth cause a problem, they are said to be “impacted.” Impacted wisdom teeth are often very painful. Fortunately, a dentist can notice problem wisdom teeth easily. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include: 

·         Pain

·         Inflammation

·         Occasional infections

A large number of people require their wisdom teeth be extracted to avoid serious problems later in life. Fortunately, lack of all four wisdom teeth has no negative impact on a person's oral health or on their ability to speak, eat and chew.


Are There Other Oral Health Concerns That Correlate with Age?


Yes; many older adults may find symptoms in their mouth that signal overall health problems. The Academy of General Dentistry reported that 63 percent of baby boomers reported a symptom they believed to be purely dental related, but turned out to be more serious. The Jacksonville Smile Canter staff will examine your mouth and report any serious warning signs.


What Can I Expect When I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?


A tooth may need to be removed when the preferred restoration procedures including root canals, crowns, or fillings are insufficient methods to save a tooth. The good news is that today the operation of pulling a tooth is far less painful than it has been. This is the case in large part because of powerful aesthetics. In fact, today a patient who undergoes a tooth extraction will experience very little discomfort; also he or she often experiences only minor bleeding.

Pre-extraction preparation - When a Jacksonville Smiles Center patient has a tooth is extracted. dentists or Dr Marmur/Dr Henry prepares the area surrounding the tooth with either a topical and/or an injec

Post-extraction requirements - Once the extraction procedure is complete, Dr. Marmur may prescribe an antibiotic for the patient. This is to prevent or stifle any possible post-operational infection. In addition to prescriptions, the patient should follow some basic discipline:

·         Avoid smoking

·         Avoid overzealous tooth brushing and rinsing with mouthwashes

·         Stay away from drinking through straws

·         A cold compress to the exterior of the cheek will help prevent swelling


Dentist - Jacksonville
Jacksonville Smile Center
14054 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32250
(904) 821-8330



Dr. Rafal T. Marmur is a dentist providing dental procedures such as teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers in Jacksonville. Dr. Rafal T. Marmur is licensed as a general dentist in the state of FL.

Dr. Matthew J. Henry is a dentist providing dental procedures such as teeth whitening, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and porcelain veneers in Jacksonville. Dr. Matthew J. Henry is licensed as a general dentist in the state of FL.