Dental Questions Answered

Does your dental office see children?

We love kids! Bender Dental Care offers appointments for patients of all ages, including young children. Your entire family is welcome in our Elgin office.

What is a drill free filling?

A drill-free filling uses air abrasion technology to prep the tooth and remove the superficial layer of decay. This eliminates the need to use a drill and allows Dr. Bender to place smaller, minimally invasive dental fillings.

Do you offer shot-free fillings as well?

Our drill free air abrasion fillings can usually be completed without any type of anesthesia. So yes – our drill free fillings can be shot and needle free as well!

Do you have any new patient specials?

Yes! All of our current specials offers are online for you to consider before making your first appointment with us.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace your missing teeth – but they aren’t for everyone. Dr. Bender will need to take an x-ray and examine the area to determine whether or not you will be an ideal candidate for the tooth replacement.

What type of sedation do you offer?

Bender Dental Care offers nitrous oxide sedation upon request. You can use nitrous on anything as simple as a dental cleaning or more complex such as a root canal.

How can I replace my missing tooth?

Dental implant crowns, dental bridges and dentures can be used to replace missing teeth. We’ll recommend as many options as possible, so that you can choose the one that is right for you.

Do I need a root canal?

Root canals are recommended on teeth that have had deep cavities, abscesses or previous trauma. Putting a root canal off too long may lead to no other options other than having the tooth extracted.

Are dental x-rays safe?

Absolutely. Dental x-rays use an extremely low dose of radiation that is less than you are exposed to when you take a trip on an airplane. Our Elgin family dentist uses digital x-rays to further reduce your radiation exposure.

What are symptoms of gum disease?

Gum disease is typically associated with swollen, bleeding, or receding gum lines. Some people may have bad breath and food packing between the teeth. Tooth mobility and tooth loss are seen in more advanced stages of the disease.

How can I prevent cavities?

We recommend scheduling a preventive cleaning every 6 months for early diagnosis of dental problems such as cavities. Our hygienists can also apply dental sealants and fluoride to protect your teeth and make them more resistant to decay.

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