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Root Canals Princeton, NJ
Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma, DDS, PhD

The permanent teeth are mature, adult teeth that are meant to last for a person’s lifetime. Taking care of them properly helps to ensure that your smile is healthy and complete. While no one plans on damage happening to a tooth, decay, infection, and trauma can all lead to the impairment of the oral health. Teeth are living features of the human body, and any type of damage can lead to pain and loss. One of the most common dental procedures done to save a tooth and restore the health of the entire mouth is root canals.

Many people have an unwarranted view of root canals, and they allow this misconception to keep them from receiving the treatment that they need. If you are under the impression that root canals are painful, please understand this: damaged and infected teeth are painful, and root canals are performed to relieve your pain! Root canals are done specifically to restore the health of a tooth so that it can remain inside your mouth. A damaged or infected tooth is extremely painful because the living tissues and nerves of the tooth are directly affected. If a damaged tooth is left untreated, the pain will become unbearable and the tooth so severely damaged that it cannot be saved.

At Prime Dental Care, we want to help all of our dental patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. We understand that anxiety over dental procedures can cause some patients to avoid necessary treatments, and our practice is committed to going to great lengths to ensure your comfort is a top priority. Root canals are a relatively straight forward procedure that is done in five steps:

  • Anesthesia is administered so that patients do not feel pain or discomfort during the procedure.
  • The tooth is opened, typically from the top.
  • The decay, infection, damage is cleaned out of the tooth.
  • Antibiotics are put directly in the tooth to prevent any infection from spreading.
  • The tooth is sealed with a complete filling to protect it from further damage.

Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma leads the entire staff at Prime Dental Care with a dedication to patient health and comfort. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums and beautiful, confident smiles. If you have any pain or damage to your teeth, please contact us today.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 651-8618

Prime Dental Care

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 60 reviews

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

Aidan L.

I came in for my first appointment with severe pain in my wisdom tooth and they were very helpful from the start. I don’t have insurance, but they have an in-house plan that’s very affordable and can save over $1000 a year and I’m definitely signing up for it. The hygienist was super kind and informative and the dentist was the same. I got here 30 mins early and they started me as soon as I finished my paperwork anyway. Thanks to everyone here for a great experience.

Vikram J.

Maggie was so detailed and perfect at her job. Was happy with the cleaning and the guidance provided to keep by teeth and gums healthy. Would recommend this place to everyone

Yogeswara R.

Dr. Ma and team are wonderful. We have been visiting here for our entire family dental care for many years. Clean facility and very knowledgeable staff.

Manshi J.

I came in today for regular ciening and Kate really did a great job. She also explained and demonstrated the correct way of flossing and brushing. Thank you!

Hao L.

Great service! I come here for my fillings and teeth cleanings. Have been feeling much better!

Missy P.

I have been coming to Prime Dental for over a year and everyone has been incredibly nice and helpful. Maggie is a wonderful dental hygienist, I recommend everyone go see her for a dental cleaning!

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Prime Dental Care 417 Wall St Princeton NJ, 08540