Not everyone understands the need for an emergency dentist. A dental emergency is not necessarily a traumatic event such as having a tooth knocked out during a game of ice hockey – although that is certainly an emergency. But sometimes a tooth can start to ache really badly in the middle of the night or day for no apparent reason.
If you don’t want to be in pain for the next week, it is essential to seek help immediately. Many dental clinics keep some time free for just such emergencies. It is a good idea to call as early in the day as possible to be sure of getting in. This is not always possible, of course, especially if the pain starts during the day.