Dr. Matt Fulmer

Dentistry
Conway, AR
17 years experience male

Locations

Matt Fulmer DDS, PA

Conway, AR

Address

562, Locust St, Conway, AR
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Office

Conway, AR

About

Bio

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

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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.
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A member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
See Dentist: A simple fix for swollen or irritates gums is a salt-water rinse or the use of listerine. I would definitely see your dentist, however, to rule out th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: Yes, esthetic and cosmetic dentistry are the same.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
It's about density: Bone density, width, and depth are the primary determining factors for implant success. These can be determined by your dentist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Complicatios: A general dentist might start a root canal and then encounter a complication that requires completion by an endodontist. Often, the root canal is star... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Cleaning: Depending on the age of your child, you can care for their oral health in numerous ways. If teeth are just coming in, be sure to clean them once or tw... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Abscess: If you had a toothache that spontaneously stopped but now your cheek is sore, you likely have an abscessed tooth. The nerve can die and the pain can s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
No best: There are numerous local anesthetics that are suitable for using for dental implant surgery. The big decision for the patient and doctor is if general... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Metal alternative : Zirconia is a dental material that is now commonly used instead of gold, alloys, or metal. It is a very strong material and has the advantage of being... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Depends: As long as you were not given any sedatives or general anesthesia you should be fine to drive after a dental implant procedure. Check with your dentis... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
In short, maybe: That is a very strong concentration and I do not recommend keeping that on ones teeth for more than 20-30 minutes. Extreme sensitivity could develop.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Can't: There is absolutely no easy way to remove Fluoride from your bottled water.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
No: A crown and the tooth it is placed on should not "wobble". The tooth should be stable and have minimal mobility.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
No: Banana peel does not white teeth effectively or safely.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Not much : Whitening products do not actually affect the porcelain on a veneer. The color of the veneer will not change when bleached.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Root canal failure: The root canal may need to be treated again. Bacteria can return and the original root canal can fail.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Diabetes: A fetid or sweet smelling odor from ones breath is a significant possible diabetes. See your physician for a full evaluation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
TMJ Dysfunction : You should see your dentist. You likely have TMJ dysfunction and the joint is likely inflamed and not functioning properly.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 17 years experience
Depends: The cost of dental procedures vary greatly depending on what the actual procedure is.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fulmer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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