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Antalya, Turkey
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Aylya Mustafova, Turkey
star star Jan 2021

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi 🔝🔝🔝Professionalism, accuracy, friendliness and most of all quality work. Abud ✔️✔️✔️was our agent, we thank him for his accuracy and professionalism. I recommend !!!💯💯💯

Henry Mitchell, United Kingdom
star star Dec 2020

Long waiting times in UK…

Because of long waiting times in UK hospitals due to Covid19, I hit upon the idea of having my bilateral hernia surgery done while on a 2-week holiday in Antalya. After making inquiries through Yasmin, I had a short but comprehensive consultation with an eminent surgeon Prof Alihan Gürkan and my operation was scheduled for a day halfway through my stay in Antalya. It went well with keyhole surgery, I stayed in overnight and was discharged the next day, which gave me 6 days to recover before my flight home to Scotland. Yasmin kept in touch throughout, making sure I had transport to and from the hospital, and a special thanks to Fatma, my mentor and guide at the Memorial Hospital on my day of tests and examinations. I telephoned my surgeon a few days after the operation for advice on removing my plasters and he was most helpful and reassuring about my complete recovery. I was not too fond of the breakfast, but considered it as another form of medicine! My flight home was amazingly comfortable without painkillers, although they were definitely needed for a few days after my operation. In conclusion, I would be happy to have other treatment like this, though in a nice sort of way I hope never to set eyes on the Memorial Hospital again. 🙂

George Bileci Malta, Turkey
star star Nov 2020

A very positive outcome

A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.

Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
star star Nov 2020

Thank you Flymedi

I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.

Bernadette Kemal, United Kingdom
star star Nov 2020

Yasmin helped me find my surgery and…

Yasmin helped me find my surgery and helped me with everything i needed she was wonderful to talk to.and replyed to me very quickly. Great customer care and service . Thank you 🙏

Recommended For Gum Surgery

Gum surgery is recommended for patients suffering from periodontal disease or patients dissatisfied with the look of their gums. 

Not Recommended For Gum Surgery

Gum surgery is not recommended for patients with mobile teeth or teeth with infected roots. Patients with fractured or broken teeth should postpone this procedure until they resolve their issue through another treatment. The patient’s medical history will be reviewed thoroughly before undergoing this procedure in order to see if gum surgery is a solution.

Overview

Gum Surgery is a broad and common dentistry procedure used to treat, reduce, or enhance a patient's gums. Gum surgery should be performed by highly trained doctors with plenty of experience in order to achieve the best, long-lasting, results. Gum surgery can refer to different types of procedures, depending on the technique used and the goal of the procedure itself. The most common gum surgery procedures include:

  • Pinhole Gum Surgery
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Gingival Flap Surgery

Preparation

Dental X-rays will be necessary in order to assess the patient's teeth, teeth, roots, and gum tissue. In some cases, endodontic treatment may be necessary before the gums can be properly treated.

How It Is Performed

Nearly all gum surgery procedures are performed under general anesthesia. The type of procedure applied is heavily dependent on the patient's condition and overall desired results. Here are the most common gum surgeries available for patients:

Gingivectomy Surgery

This procedure refers to the reduction of a patient’s excess gum tissue. Gum tissue is sometimes likely to grow too much and cover too much of the tooth, making teeth cleaning difficult. The procedure begins with a periodontist first numbing the area with a local anesthetic. The doctor will then proceed to excise the excess gum tissue, which will be later discarded. Gingivectomy surgery makes the teeth more aesthetically appealing by making them more visible as well as easier to clean. Most patients will opt for this procedure for aesthetic reasons rather than functional.


Gingivoplasty Surgery

Gingivoplasty surgery is a type of gum surgery that is performed for aesthetic reasons. This procedure implies the careful reshaping of the patient's gum tissue for a more aesthetic result. The procedure is usually performed to correct any deformities of the patient's gums.

Gum Graft Surgery

Gum graft surgery or gum tissue graft surgery is an operation recommended to patients with a receding gum line. Gum recession is a common condition in which the gum tissue which surrounds a tooth gets smaller and smaller, eventually exposing the root of the tooth. This condition can lead to tooth loss and even bone loss if left untreated.
There are three main types of gum tissue graft surgery:  Connective tissue graft surgery – this type of gum surgery uses a graft created from the tissue found beneath the roof of the mouth, also known as a palate. 
Free gingival graft surgery – this type of gum surgery is very similar to connective tissue graft surgery. 
Pedicle graft surgery – this type of gum surgery uses tissue from adjacent areas to correct the receding gum line. 

Gingival Flap Surgery

Gingival flap surgery is a type of surgery used to treat periodontal disease or the so-called periodontal pocket. The periodontal pocket is actually an accumulation of bacteria directly under the patient's gumline. Gingival flap surgery starts with administering local anesthetic in the affected region. The doctor will then proceed to separate the gum tissue from the teeth. Once that's done, the doctor will begin cleaning all plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the area. The tooth's roots may also be smoothed as a preventive measure.

Pinhole Gum Surgery

Pinhole gum surgery is a relatively new type of gum surgery. This procedure is non-invasive and does not require sutures, incisions, or gum grafts. The procedure is performed by creating pinholes in the patient's gum tissue. Special instruments are then inserted through the pinholes to loosen the patient's gum tissue and move it to the desired position. As the last step, collagen is pushed through the pinholes to stick the gums into their new position during the healing phase.

Recovery

Most patients return to work the next day after the surgery. There are special guidelines which need to be followed for the next 2 weeks following gum surgery. These guidelines relate to physical activities, diet, and medications.

Risks

Risks and complications associated with gum surgery can include: 

● Severe pain 
● Infection 
● Excessive bleeding 
● Surgery revision 

Side Effects

Gum surgery side effects may include: 

● Bleeding 
● Pain 
● Swelling gums 
● Discomfort while chewing 
● Hypersensitivity 

Success Rates

The average gum surgery success rate is around 85%. 

Before And After

Patients will need to maintain good oral hygiene practices following the surgery. Brushing is not advised in the treatment area. Regular checkups are recommended after the procedure is performed. 

Faq

– Does gum surgery hurt?  Not at all – local anesthesia is used, making it painless. Only 4.6% of patients report severe pain following gum surgery. 

– When will I lose my hypersensitivity? 
Your teeth will become less sensitive over a few weeks from the gum surgery. 

– When can I resume sports? 
You can resume sports after the incision is healed, in around 2 weeks. 

Back To Work

1 day

Back To Sports

2 weeks

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in September, 2019.