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.
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Karen Mai
Karen Mai
This place is awesome. Run by a team of highly professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly individuals. You’d be surprised what a pleasant experience a visit to a dental office can be!
Lou Bacs
Lou Bacs
Thank you for everything!
Timothy Godberson
Timothy Godberson
Very professional and friendly. Best office I have been to in over 30 years! Thank you
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a- m-t
Dr. Tallerico and staff are warm, very competent, flexible and kind. Very good with children and adults.
Rita Hamady
Rita Hamady
Dr Tallerico is wonderful family dentist and her team (Edna, Theresa and Diana) is also wonderful. The dental office is well run and managed and the staff is pleasant and professional.
Josie Renaud
Josie Renaud
I have been a patient at Northtown Dental for 20 years. The staff have always made me feel very comfortable. I have always been pleased with the work of Dr Tallerico and her staff. I would definitely recommend this dental office to anyone looking for a dentist.
Elena Neagu
Elena Neagu
Your friendly neighborhood dentist, carrying AND professional.

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Northtown Dental
5075 Yonge Street, Suite 102
North York, Ontario
M2N 6C6


Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 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