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A Toothache is a Major Concern Princeton, NJ
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Many people hate going to the doctor, and they will wait until they absolutely must go before making an appointment. People are often the same way, or worse, with dental visits. While we understand that sometimes it is hard to make taking care of yourself a priority, Prime Dental Care also understands that some issues with your oral health truly cannot wait. A toothache is a major dental concern because most of the time it is a symptom of a greater problem. Ignoring the toothache is allowing the underlying issue to get worse, and to cause further pain and harm to your smile.

It is a mistake to think that a toothache is “just” a tooth with a little discomfort. It is also a mistake to believe that a toothache will go away on its own. Each tooth inside the mouth is an individual living feature. It has its own nerves, its own root system, a direct blood line, and its own life. Yet, each tooth also works with the other teeth inside the mouth to support neighboring teeth and to provide stability to the jaw bone. The intricacies of the mouth are incredibly complex, and when one tooth is compromised, the entire mouth is vulnerable to the same issues.

There are many different causes for toothaches, some of which are minor and some of which are major.

  • A piece of food stuck underneath the gum line. This is a very common, mild cause for toothache. Yet, if it is not addressed and the food removed, rot will begin to happen inside the mouth. When rot occurs, a bacterial infection is a common consequence.
  • A cracked tooth. This type of concern typically involves feeling pain or discomfort while eating, chewing gum, or applying pressure to the cracked tooth.
  • A damaged or injured tooth can occur due to trauma to the face, crunching ice, a cavity that has not been filled. A damaged tooth is often quite painful.
  • An infected, decaying, or dying tooth. Any infection or decay that reaches the inner layer of a tooth is extremely painful. This infection will reach the roots and sensitive nerve endings inside the tooth, causing excruciating pain that will refuse to be ignored.

At Prime Dental Care, we are here to meet your dental care concerns quickly, effectively, and with gentle care. Please understand that a toothache is a major dental concern, so you do not need to ignore it.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

Prime Dental Care

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 198 reviews

Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

Zoe F.

I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

Riya P.

Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

Sandy W.

Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

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!

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