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
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.
The care,compassion, and expertise offered at HFD is exactly how they are; truly a family atmosphere !
Anonymous
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.
Fantastic, knowledgeable, & caring staff. :)
Heather Z.
Always good
Ricky D.
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.
Maribel and Dr. Sal were the most pleasant, thorough, and best experience I’ve ever had at any doctor visit. Maribel made me feel very comfortable with my first time visit and thankful that I […]
Anna A.
Had a great experience at Huntington Family Dental! They were efficient, professional and very flexible with my busy work schedule. The dentists and hygienists really made an effort to make me feel […]
Maureen K.
The staff at Huntington Family Dental makes you feel comfortable and everyone knows going to the dentist is not always a pleasant experience however I look forward to going there. The quality of […]
Neil A.
Always a good experience. Had an unexpected service yesterday and Dr Sal would not let me go until things were perfect.
Peter S.
I was very impressed with all the personal attention and the up to date technology. Everyone was great!
Charles D.
Growing up going to the dentist was my least favorite thing. Since i started going to Huntington Family Dental Group i enjoy dental visits now and am much happier with my smile! Thanks to a great […]
Dustin E.
As always. Excellent.
Natalie S.
Always a great experience. Drs Greg and Sal are not only great guys but extremely knowledgeable and talented in there fields. Laura does a terrific job as well and always makes my day.
Stuart W.
I broke a temporary bridge, and called to get it repaired/replaced. Dr Sal made time for me with 2 hours of my call and spent an hour repairing the bridge. Excellent job as always, and excellent […]
Bill K.
Always a great time for me! LOL – I actually look forward to my visits. I try to maintain the same hygienist, as that allows a continuity of care, and I have to say, my hygienist is fantastic!
Michael K.
I’ve avoided the dentist for quite a few years and finally made an appointment with Huntington Family Dental Group. I am so glad I found them…they have taken away my fear of the dentist! They […]
Erin S.
Maria is top notch!
Maryjane P.
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.
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.
Office Hours
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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Office Hours
  • 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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