emergency room is for emergency medical problems not for a simple toothache. but some people take for granted what the emergency services are for. especially for people who does not have any insurance.
i am not saying that if you do not have insurance that you do not have the right for an emergency medical treatment. if you have a real medical emergency, i suggest that you go to your nearest emergency department immediately, with or without an insurance. but please, do not go to the emergency room if you have a toothache that does not have any symptoms of infection. get to your local health department for a free consultation on where to get a free dental service or the most affordable one. most counties have these services. do not waste your time and the time of the medical staff in emergency room for a simple toothache because of a dental cavity.
if you are running a fever, have pus like secretions, or serious swelling in your gums then by all means come to the emergency department, but otherwise, go to your dentist!
and do not cuss the doctor that was trying to treat your simple toothache in the ED. you will get thrown out by security and be blacklisted on your local emergency department!
i just dont understnad why people do this!!!