A-1 Perfect Smile PC

Your Trusted New Brunswick Family Dentist

multi generation family outdoorsWhether you’re looking for a dental exam or need a cosmetic dental treatment for a damaged tooth, our friendly family dentist at A-1 Perfect Smiles of New Brunswick is here to help. Dr. Vivek Nijhawan provides affordable, efficient dental treatments to you and your loved ones in a comfortable, welcoming environment. To make sure you are able to access the services you need, we accept most major insurances and offer CareCredit® payment plans.

Our pediatric dental team is supplemented by an oral surgeon, who provides the expertise and skillset necessary to address complex dental needs. When you visit our practice, you can consistently rely on our friendly team to treat you with the respect, compassion, and quality of care you deserve. Contact A-1 Perfect Smiles of New Brunswick today to schedule an appointment with us!


Why Choose a Family Dentist?

Dr. Nijhawan and his team have years of experience working with patients of all ages. We tailor our approach to you and your family members, taking care to explain our treatments clearly. Our team welcomes any questions you have and strives to help you make the best decisions regarding your oral health.

When you visit our family dentist, you can conveniently schedule appointments for multiple family members over a single day. Instead of seeing one dentist for your child’s dental exam and another for your tooth extraction, we can perform both treatments in our office. We want to provide a streamlined dental process that keeps you happy and in good health.

Dentistry for Children

group of happy childrenOur practice typically begins seeing patients as young as three years old. We are primarily interested in keeping an eye on oral health development. Our team is attentive to any sign that your child may need orthodontic treatments and recommend a trusted specialist when needed. During routine check-ups, we apply fluoride and dental sealants to protect their teeth and prevent cavities.

If your child already has a decayed or infected tooth, Dr. Nijhawan can provide a pulpotomy. This is a standard dental procedure that removes harmful bacteria or pulp from an infected tooth. A pulpotomy can relieve pain and save your child’s tooth. Keeping the tooth in place, whether it is a baby tooth or a permanent one, is essential to proper development and alignment.

Preventative Care for Teens & Young Adults

As your child gets older, it’s vital to continue seeing our dentist regularly for routine cleanings. Not only do we keep teeth clean, but we also monitor for any problems, such as misalignment, cavities, or early indicators of gum disease. Education is a vital component of our practice. We help you and your teen understand how to protect teeth and gums.

If your teen plays a high-contact sport, we can provide a custom-fitted sports mouthguard. Using a mouthguard lets your teen enjoy sports activities and keep teeth safe at the same time!

Wisdom Teeth Extractions to Preserve Your Smile

Teens and young adults often need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. They can grow in sideways and detrimentally impact adjacent teeth. Dr. Nijhawan offers wisdom teeth extractions when teeth come in at an awkward angle or never breach the gumline. For complicated extractions, an oral surgeon visits our office to quickly and efficiently complete the procedure.

Maintaining Your Smile as an Adult

As you grow into adulthood, you may need restorative dental treatments. We can provide you with conventional or implant-supported:

  • Dental crowns to restore the shape and structure of teeth that are worn, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged
  • Dental bridges can restore your smile with a combination of replacement teeth (pontics) anchored by dental crowns or implant posts
  • Dentures can replace up to a full arch of missing teeth with natural-looking, functional replacements with the option to secure in place with dental implants

Saving Infected Teeth with Root Canal Therapy

Should you have an infected or decayed tooth, we can perform root canal therapy. A pulpotomy (for children) or root canal treatment (for adult teeth) are used to remove bacteria and infected materials from inside your tooth. After the harmful plaque and bacteria is removed, your tooth is sealed with a special material and covered with a crown to prevent recurring infections. We strive to keep your natural teeth in place for as long as possible with root canal therapy. Extractions are a last resort for teeth that cannot be saved.

Countering the Impact of Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition characterized by clenching or grinding of your teeth. It can cause significant jaw pain and wear down your teeth over time. If you suffer from Bruxism, we can provide you with a custom mouthguard. This appliance alleviates your jaw pain and reduces the damage caused by grinding.

Protecting the Dental Well-Being of Seniors

senior couple smilingWe want to help you maintain your beautiful smile for years to come. Contrary to what some might think, you don't need to lose teeth as you grow older! By maintaining good dental hygiene and visiting our dentist for regular cleanings, you protect your teeth, gums, and smile. We are continually looking for any dental issues that need treatment, particularly gum disease.

Gum disease is a condition that impacts many seniors, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss. If you suffer from gum disease, we offer a two-step treatment called scaling and planing. With scaling, we thoroughly remove harmful plaque from your teeth and gumline. We then move on to planing, to smooth tooth roots and reduce the risk of a recurring infection.

Dr. Nijhawan may recommend a series of maintenance cleanings following your treatment. These cleanings occur on a more frequent basis than routine dental check-ups and are more extensive in order to promote healthy gum tissue growth.

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Should you lose several teeth, we offer both conventional and implant-supported dentures to restore your smile. Implant-supported dentures consist of a set of replacement teeth permanently fixed to a titanium post for a root to crown restoration. With implant-supported dentures, you don’t need to worry about your teeth slipping when you eat, drink, or speak. Conventional dentures may be removed and are a sturdy, reliable option to replace missing teeth.

Protecting Your Family’s Smiles in New Brunswick

You can trust our gentle and skilled team to take care of your family’s dental needs with effective, affordable treatments. Dr. Nijhawan and his team are excited to meet you in person! Get in touch with A-1 Perfect Smiles of New Brunswick today so we can maintain your smile for many years to come.