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Frenectomy in Turkey

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Frenectomy surgery, also known as frenulectomy surgery is a type of procedure in which the frenulum is removed. The frenulum refers to a small portion of tissue that restricts movement of other mobile organs.

Frenectomy surgery is a very common dentistry procedure and it can be performed on adults and children alike. There are many different types of frenectomy surgery, including:

● Lingual frenectomy (or tongue frenectomy) as a means to treat ankyloglossia
● Labial frenectomy – or lip frenectomy – this procedure is usually performed on patients who wish to get dentures or patients who have tissue attached to the centre of the upper lip (it can cause gum recession)
● Genital frenectomy

Frenectomy surgery can also be performed in order to eliminate tissue that is attached to the gums area between two teeth.

Frenectomy Candidates

There are three main types of patients that require frenectomy surgery:

● Newborns – some babies are born with a tighter, longer or even shorter frenulum which can cause difficulty when breastfeeding, since the tongue’s movement is restricted. Frenectomy surgery can be performed on young patients as well.
● Patients with speech difficulty – some patients may have difficulty speaking properly, due to the frenulum. In these cases, a specialist is required in order to determine if the frenectomy surgery can improve the patient’s speech.
● Patients requiring braces or dentures – patients requiring dentures, braces or even Invisalign may have difficulty wearing them, as result of a larger lip frenulum. Dentures can also fall out quite often, due to a longer or tighter frenulum.

Am I Suitable for Frenectomy?

Frenectomy surgery is not recommended for patients with an active infection in or near the mouth area. It’s best to wait and treat the infection first before going in for surgery. The procedure is also not recommended in cases where the condition will most likely fix itself in time. It’s best to get a consultation from a physician before opting for surgery.

Preparing for Frenectomy

Patients need to avoid blood thinners such as aspirin for at least 2 weeks before the surgery, as it can increase the risk of excessive bleeding, especially when a lingual frenectomy is performed. Patients with a speech difficulty caused by the frenulum should consult a speech pathologist before opting for surgery – sometimes speech therapy is enough to help the patient achieve normal speech.

How is Frenectomy Performed?

Frenectomy surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia, with the latter being more common for adults. Young children usually undergo the surgery under general anaesthesia.

Once the anaesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will begin removing the frenulum. There are two main instruments which can be used. Laser frenectomy provides the same results as a traditional frenectomy, but with less bleeding. Although it’s a more advantageous technique, the laser can’t be used in all cases and the surgeon may have to resort to a traditional scalpel.

Once the frenulum is cut, dissolving stitches are applied, especially if a lingual frenectomy is performed. The tongue frenulum has plenty of blood vessels. If a labial frenectomy surgery is performed, stitches are not usually necessary.

The procedure lasts just around 15 to 20 minutes.

Frenectomy Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Minimum Stay

1 - 2 days

Duration of Operation

10 to 15 minutes

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Frenectomy Recovery

Patients can experience little amounts of pain during the frenectomy recovery period. Some patients may feel discomfort when eating or talking, but the incision site will heal in around a week or so.

Since dissolving stitches are used, there is no need for the patient to return to the clinic. It’s also a good idea to rinse the mouth with salt water, to keep the area clean – patients should do this twice a day until the wound heals.

Frenectomy Risks and Complications

Frenectomy surgery risks and complications include:

● Excessive bleeding
● Infection
● Revision surgery

Frenectomy Side Effects

Frenectomy surgery side effects include:

● Pain
● Discomfort while eating or speaking
● Nausea and vomiting if general anaesthesia is used

Frenectomy Success Rates

Frenectomy surgery reviews set the average success rate at around 98%.

Before and After Frenectomy

Patients will notice considerable speech improvement after the frenectomy surgery.

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Umut Antalya Dental Clinic

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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
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Alanya Dental Center

Antalya, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Acibadem Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
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Implant Clinic Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association TAOMS - Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
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Frenectomy Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Frenectomy price in Turkey is € 50. Average Frenectomy cost in Turkey is € 162 where prices can go as high as € 224.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 9 Dentistry centers in Turkey that are offering Frenectomy procedures. These Dentistry centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and TTB. Popular Frenectomy destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Muğla.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Frenectomy. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Frenectomy quote. For a more accurate Frenectomy price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Frenectomy FAQ

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Is there any guarantee that the frenulum won’t grow back after frenectomy surgery?

There is no guarantee but following the doctor’s instructions limits the chance of it happening.

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My child needs frenectomy surgery, is there any way to make it easier?

Laser frenectomy surgery is the best option in this case. If the child is very small or scared of the procedure, general anaesthesia may be used.

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How long before I can fit my dentures or braces after frenectomy surgery?

The incision will heal in around 5-7 days.