Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

Emergency Dental Care

In case of dental emergency such as bitten tongue or knocked out tooth, the most important thing is to stay calm and take necessary measures to avoid more damage and subsequent restoration costs. Do not panic, reduce swelling by applying cold compresses and contact our office at Garden State Dental in East Brunswick immediately! Our dental professionals will evaluate the gravity of the situation and tell you right away how to proceed.

Knocked off permanent or temporary crown

In case of a displaced temporary or permanent crown, put it back on the tooth if possible or take it with you to your dental appointment.

Broken, knocked out or fractured tooth

If your tooth has been knocked off or broken, don’t panic and contact our office immediately. Our dental professionals will schedule an emergency appointment and advise you what to do in the meantime. There are various measures you can take to prevent further damage on your teeth:

  • If your child’s primary tooth is loosened, whether as a result of an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, have him or her bite into a piece of apple or caramel – primary teeth typically separate from the gum fairly easily.
  • If you fracture a tooth, make an appointment with our emergency office immediately. The affected tooth can be smoothed or otherwise repaired by the dentist depending on how vast the damage is. You can also take pain medication and apply a cold compress to avoid swelling.
  • If you dislocate a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and if possible, place the tooth back in its socket. Otherwise, put the tooth into a solution of saline, warm milk or your own saliva and bring it with you to the emergency office. Never hold the tooth by its root, always hold it by the crown! Use Ibuprofen to reduce the pain and a cold compress to prevent extensive swelling.
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Patient Reviews
Great dental experience. Everyone here is so friendly and makes you feel at ease all the time. I definitely recommend this dental group. Dr Sal is the best.
Linda T.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
Debra B.
What a GREAT dentist office. The best staff you could ask for!! They always have the latest and greatest technology!! I have been coming here for about 7 years now – and I love it! It’s pretty […]
Mark T.
The HFDG is one of the best things in Huntington. They are compassionate, professional and always on the leading edge of what’s new and what’s best. Dr. Sal has been my dentist for more years […]
A U.
Maria is terrific always informing me on ways to care for my teeth – dr Sal is great as always
Dorothy F.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
Never had a bad experience in the 20+ years. Friendly and full of smiles. And always helpful.
William L.
I cannot say enough good things about the HFDG. Everyone is exceptionally helpful – from the front office staff to the back office (hygienists, etc.) staff. I always appreciate the way in which […]
Karen G.
Best dentist office ever – I have never enjoyed and appreciated a dentist’s office before this. All staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend!
David F.
Great service, friendly, appointments taken on-time, great work.
Patrick B.
Dr. Sal and his team do a great job caring for me and my teeth!
Hilary V.
I always have a good experience @ Huntington Family Dental Group! My family and I have been going so there so long there are always many familiar smiling faces. Diane, my hygienist is a doll. Always […]
Janice S.
My experience is always wonderful. In every aspect of my visit I am regarded as patient # 1. Thank you to all members of the incredible team.
Cheryl Y.
Initial rating sent incomplete and in error, I’m sorry. As far as skill and professionalism goes, EVERYONE there is at the top of their game, and it shows. Between using the the most sophisticated […]
Mike A.
My family and I have been going to HFD for almost 10 years now and we love it. The staff is super friendly, thanks to my favorite Hygentists, Maria and Alisha. Also, Chantelle who handles the […]
Johnathon M.
Had an issue with a tooth that cropped up over 4th of July weekend. Called morning following for an appointment and was fitted in with Dr. Graziano within the hour! For me, this is the kind of […]
John W.
I am so pleased with the dental work. Dr Sal, Maribel, Laura, and everyone are friendly, professional, and have made the whole procedure easy. Thank you all! -Dave
David C.
Very happy with the services and was conciderate of our time since we had a place to be shortly after the appointment.
Fabulous! I was so anxious about my oral surgery yesterday and was very impressed with the chairside manner and skills of Dr. Art Adams! He and his team were angels sent from above! He called me last […]
Maryjane P.
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

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Phone: (203) 916-1173
Fax: (203) 929-7619
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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