A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts.
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth.
Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone to atrophy, or resorb.
Several methods of anesthesia are available.
Welcome to the well-established practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Donald A. Flihan, DDS, MD where we provide the highest level of oral surgical care to Utica, NY, and the surrounding communities.
We offer a comprehensive scope of oral and maxillofacial services including Third Molar (Wisdom Teeth) Extractions with IV Sedation, Dental Implant Placement, and Bone Grafting. Dr. Flihan and his dedicated, experienced staff consistently strive to deliver the highest standard of care while helping patients to achieve optimum oral health and function. Our goal is to provide this care in a compassionate and friendly environment.
We pride ourselves in utilizing the most advanced technology in every aspect of our care. Our CBCT imaging, intra-oral and digital scanning, as well as advanced bone grafting procedures incorporating enhancers such as PRP, L-PRF, and BMP, are some of the most advanced, well researched, and proven technologies we incorporate into our practice. Technology such as CBCT scanning and intra-oral scanning (rather than conventional dental impressions) allow us to integrate and merge our surgical expertise in implant placement and bone grafting with the implant restorative skills of your general dentist. Such technology maximizes clear communication within the implant team and promotes optimal patient results.
Our office is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care in a safe and comfortable environment. The following aspects of our practice keep us at the forefront of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
If you are missing one or more teeth due to decay, injury, or periodontal disease, you may be a candidate for the TeethXpress dental implant procedure. Learn more by visiting our TeethXpress page.
Dr. Flihan is a native of Utica and a graduate of Notre Dame High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, received his D.D.S.