Ryan Kay, DMD, MS

Sensitive and Reliable Dental Care from a Team You Can Trust.

What does a toothache mean?

Meaning of Toothache | Encinitas DentistIf you have ever had a toothache, you know that it can really disrupt your day and make it difficult to concentrate on anything else. You might have to cancel events, be unable to sleep, and even miss work. Toothaches can often worsen over time.

When you have a toothache, it is your body’s way of alerting you to a problem. Because the nerves in your teeth are protected under a strong layer of enamel and a layer of dentin, by the time you have tooth pain, it could mean a serious condition.

At Ryan Kay DMD, we treat dental emergencies fast – often on the same day you call. By addressing your condition quickly, we can often save your tooth and protect your smile.

Common causes of toothaches include:

  • A cracked or damaged tooth
  • Infection
  • A broken restoration
  • Clenching and grinding (bruxism)
  • Deep decay
  • A misaligned bite

If you experience an emergency dentist in Encinitas, CA, contact our dental office at the first sign of a problem. Dr. Ryan Kay will evaluate your condition and provide you with treatment options to restore your comfort and your smile.

We invite new and existing patients to contact us when they experience a dental emergency in Encinitas, CA.

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