What is SynClean?
A SynClean is own most basic hygiene package and provides the patient with a scale and polish. The procedure aims to tackle tough, mineralised areas of plaque called calculus. This can cause severe damage to your oral health, as plaque will begin to irritate the gum and cause it to become inflamed. Your gums will eventually start to recede and leave the bone under your gum exposed to damage and could even lead to losing your teeth.
Hard calculus cannot be removed with an everyday toothbrush and needs to be removed in a professional environment using specialist instruments. Do get rid of the largest areas calculus on the teeth, your dentist will usually use an ultrasonic dental scaler, while tougher spots of calculus (if there are areas of particularly tough hard calculus) may require a specialist manual scaler to achieve the most optimal results.
How is it done?
There are two important steps to a scale and polish which need to be done in order to get rid of damaging hard calculus and protect your teeth from harm. The first step involved scaling to teeth with an ultrasonic dental scaler. Your dentist may also use a manual scaler if it required for your case. This step will get rid of most of the calculus build-up on the surface of the teeth and under the gum line – targeting under the gum line is particularly important for preventing the onset of periodontitis.
The second stage involves a polish which will leave your mouth feeling clean and healthy. periodontitis is not a cosmetic treatment, and it is required to get the best protection for your teeth. The polish allows your dentist to smooth out any rough areas that may have formed on the surface of the tooth, as these areas can be difficult to clean with a toothbrush. The treatment itself rarely takes longer than 15-20 minutes, but this could run over to multiple sessions if your hygiene is particularly poor.
Will it hurt?
No. A scale and polish will likely do little more than cause you to feel slightly uncomfortable. You may feel scarping sensations and pressure, but this will not hurt when it is being done on the tooth. Once your dentist starts to scale under and around the gum lining, they will likely use a local anaesthetic which will eliminate any pain that could be caused by numbing the gums.
Should I get it done regularly?
If plaque build-up is particularly harmful to your oral health, your dentist may arrange to have repeat appointments booked as a preventative measure. Otherwise, you should always attend your regular check-up appointments, and your dentist will be able recommended you for a SynClean as and when it might be beneficial.
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.
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