Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are any dental problem that requires immediate attention such as pain, swelling or a broken or knocked out tooth, to name a few. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening. To help you determine if you can wait to be seen by your dentist or if you need to take a trip to the ER or an emergency dentist, ask yourself the following questions:

Are You Experiencing Pain?

You should be seen ASAP to avoid worsening pain.

Have You Knocked Out a Tooth?

Immediately place in Milk or Saline and see us ASAP.

Do You See Blood in Your Mouth?

This should be properly diagnosed.

Do You Have Any Swelling or an Infection?

An abscess or swelling in or out of your mouth can become potentially life-threatening if left untreated.

Do You Have Loose Teeth?

Adults should never have loose teeth. A loose tooth, even without pain, is a serious problem.
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Call your dentist immediately and describe what happened. If your dentist’s office is not open, you may have to go to the ER.

Common Dental Emergencies

If you’re suffering from any of the following common dental emergencies, here’s what you need to know about caring for the problem until you can get to a dentist.


Tooth pain can indicate a serious problem and should never be ignored. We suggest:

Broken or Fractured teeth

If your tooth chips or breaks suddenly, do the following:


Abscessed Tooth

An abscess is a serious and painful infection between the gums and the teeth that requires urgent care. If left untreated, the infection can spread and damage surrounding teeth and gums. If you suspect that you have an abscessed tooth contact our clinic right away.

Dislodged Tooth

If your tooth has been partially dislodged, see our team at Northtown Dental as soon as you can. While you’re waiting for your treatment we suggest:

Knocked-Out Tooth

If your tooth has been completely knocked out, come to Northtown Dental without delay.
Dr. Tallerico may be able to restore your tooth if you act quickly. Here’s what to do:

Missing Filling

Lost a filling? Missing fillings need to be replaced by a dentist as soon as possible to stop new cavities from forming on the exposed tooth. While you are waiting to see the dentist you can:

Lost Crown

A lost crown should be treated as soon as possible. Come into our dental clinic as soon as you can and in the meantime:

Northtown Dental offers a wide range of dental emergency treatments and we are always accepting new patients at our downtown North York location. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to book an appointment.
Based on 73 reviews
Dr. Tallerico is truly exceptional in the field. Not only is she an excellent dentist, but her kindness and gentleness truly stand out. Under her care, I never experience any discomfort. She listens attentively and respects your time, ensuring a smooth and efficient visit. The office maintains impeccable cleanliness—it's spotless. The staff are friendly, helpful and genuinely kind.
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Antonella Nicaso
Always greeted with a warm smile and I leave smiling everytime
Tony Bianca
Tony Bianca
My Invisalign went very smoothly. Dr Tallerico with very soft & fast hand made it worthwhile. Am down to my last tray! This clinic is highly recommended.
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Craig Fisher
Dr. Tallerico and staff are warm, very competent, flexible and kind. Very good with children and adults.
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J. Francis
J. Francis
At the age of 56, went for misaligned bite. Happy with the outcome. Thanks Dr, Tallerico.
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Joon Huh
Thank You Teresa and Dr..great service for my ODSP client.
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Mona J
One of the best dentist experience ever! Keep up the hospitality.
Niraj Singh
Niraj Singh
This clinic was recommended by a friend when I just moved to the area. Since then, my family and I have been regular clients. The service is fantastic. The staff is professional and friendly. We never had any problems. Sometimes a tooth needs an adjustment after a filling, but it takes just a few minutes. On a few occasions, I just walked in without scheduling an appointment, and Dr. Tallerico was kind enough to fix the issue on the spot.
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Northtown Dental
5075 Yonge Street, Suite 102
North York, Ontario
M2N 6C6


Mondays: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Alternating)
Sunday: Closed