If you have been ignoring dental health or are irregular with dental checkups gear up for an impending dental emergency. But how do you define a dental emergency? There are often divergent opinions between clinicians and patients as to what constitutes a dental emergency. For e.g. a person may suddenly lose a filling crown bridge etc. and be completely pain-free but due to cosmetic concerns they perceive it as an emergency. But some might even ignore a prolonged painful toothache for days believing that it will go away on its own says Dr Shantanu Jaradi Aesthetic Dentist Dentzz Dental Clinic.