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
We have been patients at Huntington Family Dental for a long time. The doctors are very skilled and highly credentialed and attentive to their patients by delivering excellent care. The staff is […]
Diane C.
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 enjoy coming in for all my work. The people are great and the care is wonderful.
George G.
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.
I have been going to Huntington Family Dental for 36 years now. This is the very best dental office in the state. I highly recommend this dental office.
Diane K.
friendly staff, on time, very comfortable cleaning
Tracy M.
Appointment to treat an unexpected cavity starting on a tooth holding an anchor post for my upper denture. Appointment started on time. As always, Dr. Sal and his staff provided top notch treatment […]
John W.
Good experience they hygienist was excellent!
Linda H.
Very pleasant and professional experience. (My review of a previous visit that was more negative now appears to have been an isolated personnel issue.)
Herb S.
The staff there is wonderful!
Leonard H.
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.
Dr. Bethany and Allison made the process of fillings as simple and painless as possible. I thank them both for keeping the vibe light and making it all happen quickly.
Brian K.
Thanks to Maria–a great hygienist! And my congratulations to the staff for hiring the new Indian physician who examined me, very professional, and friendly. I was even able to share with her about […]
Stephen T.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
Super friendly staff; highly recommended for people with fear of dentists…like me :)
Naeem U.
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 place, great people! Choice of rinse flavors!
Cliff C.
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.
Friendly staff and they really take time to know their patients. They do a great job.
Danielle H.
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.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 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

2 Saturdays a Month

Phone: (203) 916-1173
Fax: (203) 929-7619
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 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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