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Dr. Matt Fulmer

Dentistry
Conway, AR
16 years experience male

Locations

Matt Fulmer DDS, PA

Conway, AR

Address

562, Locust St, Conway, AR
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Conway, AR

About

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Dentist providing general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry in Conway, AR

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

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61 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Seek consultation: Before havin dental implants placed you will need to have a consultation with both the dental professional who will be placing the implants as well as... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Possibly: It is not abnormal for a root canal to need to be performed on a supporting (abutment) tooth of a bridge. If the nerve is inflamed or infected, the ro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Varies: Dental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, a dental implant may be your best option. However, in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Root Canal: Your dentist may choose to send you to an endodontist if he feels the case is too difficult or complex for him to treat. This is not uncommon and it s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Root canal failure: The root canal may need to be treated again. Bacteria can return and the original root canal can fail.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes: Infants can get their teeth in many different orders. Typically the central incisors are first, but it is not abnormal for the laterals to erupt first... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Sensitivity: Sensitivity or ache after whitening is typically due to exposed root surges on teeth. Please see your dentist to evaluate the possibility of gum reces... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Not unusual: When one has dental work done, it is not uncommon for the physical stimulation of the tissues to result in increased salivary flow.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Varies: The price for porcelain veneers varies greatly depending mainly on where you live. Here in arkansas and the south, the average price is usually somewh... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Depends: It is hard to determine exactly how long porcelain on a crown "should" last. In a patient with no parafunctional or damaging grinding habits, etc. The... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Whitening: Teeth that are thin from a bruxism or "grinding" habit are often too sensitive to whiten. There is no one product that is preferred or recommended for... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Several differences.: Pulpal debridement is simply the removal of the pulp/nerve from a tooth. This is one of the first steps of a root canal and is often done to provide p... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes, but how much: If Fluoride is already present in your county or city drinking water your child is likely receiving plenty of fluoride. However, if there is no Fluori... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Endodontic Failure: A tooth that has already had a root canal can require additional treatment if the root canal fails. This is not uncommon and the tooth will likely nee... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Costs: Crowns are expensive because there are many costs that go into making one. First, there is the actual lab bill that the dentist must pay to have the c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Depends: The adjustment period for partial dentures varies greatly from patient to patient. Some are quick to adapt and others struggle. My advice is to be stu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Cavities : Baby-bottle decay is usually found on a child's anterior or front teeth. These teeth have decay caused from the milk or juice that is placed in the ch... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Crown lengthening : In order for a crown to be placed on a tooth after a root canal there must be sufficient tooth structure remaining. If decay was removed down to the b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
General and Surgeons: All general dentist can perform basic forms of oral surgery such as exrractions of teeth. Complex cases are often performed by oral surgeons.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Diabetes: A fetid or sweet smelling odor from ones breath is a significant possible diabetes. See your physician for a full evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
6 months : Most patients are seen every six months for exams and cleanings. Depending on gum health, it may be recommended to see the dentist more frequently.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
TMJ Dysfunction : You should see your dentist. You likely have TMJ dysfunction and the joint is likely inflamed and not functioning properly.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes: As far as treatment is concerned it is best to limit dental work to emergency procedures only and it is preferred for these to be done during the firs... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
DDS is required : Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry. One must first obtain a dds or dmd from an accredited dental school before applying for orthodontic sc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Crown: It is highly recommended to place a crown on teeth after root canals, especially molars. After a root canal the tooth becomes brittle and a crown keep... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Extracted tooth: When a tooth is extracted no root canal material is typically left behind. It is removed with the tooth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Whitening : One can try store-bought whitening kits. I encourage you to see a dentist prior to bleaching to make sure your teeth are sound so that complications f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Depends: Most partial denture frameworks use an alloy or mixture of metals. These are typically gold, nickel, or chromium alloys. Full dentures rarely contain ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: The options for cosmetic dentistry are often limited for patients with periodontal disease. If the perio condition is of mild to moderate severity the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Meds: I recommend seeing your medical doctor for an antibiotic and full sinus health evaluation. In the short term antihistamines and nasal sprays for infla... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Initial cleaning : Full mouth debridement is technically a term to describe the removal of heavy build-up from all your teeth so that an in-depth periodontal evaluation ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes: Clear aligner treatment (such as invisalign) can be used on varying degrees of crowding. See your dentist for an evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Ortho wax substitute: A short-term fix for covering sharp orthodontic brackets when no ortho-wax is available is a small wad of sugar free gum. This will cover the sharp me... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Several things : A post is a fiber or metal "post" or "rod" that is placed into the canal or root of a tooth after a root canal. This post allows the dentist to build ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Inflamed: We as dentist describe a nerve as "hot" when it is inflamed, typically irreversibly. What this means is that the inflamed nerve will not heal itself a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Brush: Hairy tongue is typically treated with debridement or simple brushing. Try brushing the tongue two to three times a day with a soft bristle toothbrus... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Depends: The cost of dental procedures vary greatly depending on what the actual procedure is.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
In most cases yes: Teeth that have been treated with a root canal are typically crowned. This is done for two main reasons. First, after the root canal the tooth may bec... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes if qualified : Your general dentist should be familiar with basic TMJ dysfunction and the care required. Many general dentist choose not to treat TMJ dysfunction do ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Heat sensitivity : In short, no. Heat sensitivity does not always mean a root canal is needed. I can, however, indicate a crack or decay. It is also possible a root cana... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
See a dentist: Sensitivity or achiness after using whitening products is not uncommon. However, you should definitely seek professional opinion from your dentist. Yo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Several reasons: The most common causes for prolonged pain after a root canal are inflammation present in the periapical (around the root tip) tissue and what we call ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
No: There is no such thing as a "cosmetic dentist". Cosmetic dentistry is not a dental specialty. Any general dentist can perform cosmetic dentistry. Many... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
OTC whitening: In short, yes. Over-the-counter whitening kits do work. Your dentist may be able to provide a better result with a professional whitening system but m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
No: Banana peel does not white teeth effectively or safely.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Ibuprofen: Otc Ibuprofen is a very good pain reliever for teeth pain. Please consult your dentist or medical doctor to ensure Ibuprofen is ok for you to take.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Can't: There is absolutely no easy way to remove Fluoride from your bottled water.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: Yes, esthetic and cosmetic dentistry are the same.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some discomfort following a root canal. The tooth itself as well as the surrounding gums and bone ca. Be tender for days or... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 16 years experience
They are the same : Dental caries is what is commonly referred to as dental decay. They are one in the same.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fulmer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennesee College of Dentistry, TN
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Arkansas State Dental Association
Dean Honorary Odontologic Society
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