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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

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Our Patient Reviews

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Julia Y.

Very nice, cozy office. Dr. Oh was very professional, smart, and trustworthy. My hygienist Dahee was also professional, polite, and informative. I felt comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. My teeth also felt so clean after! After not having been to the dentist in >3 yrs, I was worried about the state of my teeth, but they did not make me feel embarrassed at all. Receptionists are super polite as well. Highly recommend this high-quality care!

Christian B.

By far the best Dental practice I have ever visited. Dr. Ma and her team are very professional and friendly. They always clearly explain what they are doing so I feel comfortable when I am there. You can also watch Netflix while you are having your procedure performed. A root canal is never fun, but not so bad when watching Stranger Things or Sherlock. I would highly recommend the entire team at Prime Dental Care.

M L.

There are good dentist and there are great dentist...Dr.Ma is one of those great doctors that you hope you find and once you do, you know you'll never leave them. I've never been to a dentist that does it all....and does it so well. Everyone in the office is caring and professional...the hygienist are amazing and so careful not to cause any pain or discomfort.... for those of us who hate going to the dentist there are shows you can watch while they work on your teeth...a welcome distraction to the not so brave ( like me)! I really can't say enough good things about this amazing dentist and office...I am so lucky to have found them. Best.Dentist.Ever.

Hannah L.

Very professional and friendly environment with staff that are knowledgeable, personable and easy to discuss dental care with. There is a lot of comfort in the office with massage chairs and Netflix to watch while you're having your teeth cleaned. Always a great and easy experience!

Penny H.

I am from Europe, used to be terrified of the dentist. I still dont like going, but I am not terrified anymore. This staff is fantastic and goes out of their way to make me comfortable and always do everything to set my mind at ease

Kylie F.

Dr. Ma is my favorite dentist, and our whole family like her and her state of the art facility very much. She provides exceptional service and high quality care in a pleasing, relaxing environment. She is very thorough, takes the time needed to provide the best dental care, and it shows that she cares about her patients. She is a very experienced dentist and she educates us on all available treatment options and teach us the benefits of good oral hygiene to prevent future problems. She is also very easy to make appointment and flexible on the schedule. I highly recommend her to all my friends in need.

Davida B.

I highly recommend Prime Dental. The dentist, hygienist,and receptionists are very knowledgeable and professional. I always look forward to going to Prime Dental. Katie, is very compassionate, funny, and nice. Top notch service.

K L.

Great experience! Dr. Ma and her staff are wonderful and very professional. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for dental care.

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