£50 – £80
What is periodontal treatment?
Periodontal treatment aims to heal the gums which are afflicted by gum disease. Gum disease can be minor and unnoticeable but has the potential to develop into a severe and debilitating problem.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults, so periodontal treatments should be undergone when your dentist advises it. Prolonging this type of treatment could leave you with recurrent and possibly even long-term symptoms which could lead to tooth loss.
Who would benefit?
Many people can benefit from having periodontal treatment, and it will be up to your dentist to decide, after they’ve done a thorough periodontal assessment, which treatment you might benefit from. You may want to see your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms like:
- Bleeding gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- Large gaps between your teeth
- Recurrent infections
- Receding gums
How long would treatment take?
Periodontal treatment may need to be done over the space of one or two dental visits. This isn’t always the case, though. What is necessary for your treatment may be completely different for someone else’s. Your dentist will advise you on your own specific requirements once you’ve had a consultation.
Will it hurt?
Treatment could potentially be painful, but this would depend on which treatment you are undertaking specifically because periodontal treatment is designed to help a range of different people with different severities of gum disease. Your dentist will likely use a local anaesthetic during the treatment if they believe you’ll be at risk of severe pain.
Is it surgical?
Dental surgery could also be used if you’re at a stage where the disease has become too severe. Closed surgery, for example, would be used if tartar build-up has occurred just below the gum line, while open surgery may be needed if the tartar build-up has gone deeper under the gumline.
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Who can benefit?
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at this practice.
What can I use it for?
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
How much can I borrow?
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
How do I repay the loan?
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
How much will I pay?
You pay the cost of your treatment – no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!
What are the repayment terms?
Your dentist will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.
How do I apply?
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment – and a cost – with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider Simpler as that!
Who is the credit provider?
We’re working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
How often can I use the facility?
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
The benefits: at a glance
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
You get the treatment you want – treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit.
To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.