Are you considering booking an appointment at our Carleton Place dental clinic? You might have some questions first, which we have done our best to answer here. We offer a wide range of dental services for the whole family, and if you have further questions, our staff are more than happy to help. Please fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page for further information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Costello Family Dentistry, we receive a lot of questions about visiting us and the procedures we do. We invite you to review the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below, and encourage you to ask your dentist any questions you might have during your next appointment.

We do recommend coming for a check-up bi-annually to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. Some factors that negatively impact your mouth health include eating a lot of sugary and sticky foods, as well as smoking. If you have a history of cavities or gum disease these routine check-ups are vital to detect any problems before they worsen. In between visits, we encourage you to keep up with your dental care at home by brushing properly twice daily and flossing at least once a day.
We know you try to keep your mouth and gums as healthy as they can be. But sometimes underlying issues can be left unchecked and become bigger problems. Some signs it’s time to schedule a dentist appointment are tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, swollen and/or bleeding gums, as well as if you have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
Studies have shown teeth whitening is a perfectly safe process when done in moderation. We offer a professional take-home teeth whitening kit available to our patients after they have completed a full examination, X-rays and teeth cleaning. Some restrictions apply, please contact us for more details.
Absolutely! We block emergency time in our schedule on a daily basis in order to accommodate our patients for a same-day emergency appointment. These appointments are given on a first come, first served basis and are treated as a triage appointment. The dentist will examine the specific area of concern, provide the patient with pain medication or a prescription for antibiotics if required and schedule you back for treatment.
It is important your child comes to see us after their first tooth grows in, sometime between the age of six months to one year. This appointment will help to get your child used to visiting the dentist and reduce their anxiety when it comes to further visits. We can also educate you on how to best care for your baby’s teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that usually grow in your late teens and early twenties. In the right position, they can help your mouth, but commonly they are misaligned and need to be removed. An X-ray will accurately show the arrangement of these teeth, and depending on the stage they’re in your dentist might recommend removal, which is a procedure we can perform right in our clinic.
Yes, we do. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who have serious anxiety about visiting the dentist, or for procedures that have been long overdue. Our Carleton Place dental clinic will use nitrous sedation to help patients feel more relaxed during these services.