You never know when a dental emergency will occur. You could be participating in a local sports rec league and be struck in the face with a ball. Auto accidents have the potential to cause significant dental damage. Even a slip or trip and subsequent fall can cause you to land on your face or make contact with another object that sends a tooth flying right on out of your mouth. If you do not have an emergency dentist ready and willing to help in the aftermath of such an unfortunate incident, you will be in considerable pain for much longer than should be necessary.