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Gum Surgery

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Gum surgery is a common dentistry procedure performed in order to enhance, reduce or treat a patient’s gum tissue. When performed by a trained professional with plenty of years of experience, gum surgery brings excellent and long lasting results. Gum surgery is a broad dentistry term, used when referring to any sort of procedure involving the patient’s gums. Some of the most common gum surgery procedures include the following:

Gingivectomy surgery
Gingivoplasty
Gingival flap surgery
Gum graft surgery

Gum Surgery Candidates

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

Am I Suitable for Gum Surgery?

Gum surgery is not recommended for broken or fractured teeth, teeth with infected roots or severely mobile teeth. Other situations where surgery is not advisable may exist as well. The dentist will need to review the patient’s medical history in order decide if surgery is indicated.

Preparing for Gum Surgery

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 is Gum Surgery Performed?

Gum surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. The type of procedure performed depends on the patient’s needs and condition:

● Gingivectomy surgery
Gingivectomy surgery refers to the excision of the patient’s excess gum tissue. Gum tissue can sometimes overgrow, making it difficult to clean the tooth properly. Gingivectomy surgery is performed by a periodontist which first numbs the area with excess gum tissue then cuts the gum closer to the tooth’s root. The excess gum tissue is then discarded. This type of gum surgery makes the tooth more visible and also easier to clean. Most patients opt for gingivectomy surgery due to aesthetic concerns.

● Gingivoplasty
Gingivoplasty is a type of gum surgery usually performed for aesthetic reasons. During this procedure, the patient’s gum tissue is carefully reshaped for a more aesthetically pleasing result. Any deformities in the patient’s gum tissue are corrected with this procedure.

● Gingival flap surgery
Gingival flap surgery is a type of dentistry procedure performed to treat periodontal disease. A periodontal pocket is an accumulation of bacteria under the patient’s gum line. Gingival flap surgery starts with numbing the area affected by the periodontal pocket. Once the patient is numbed, the periodontist will cut the gum tissue, separating it from the teeth. A thorough cleaning process begins and all tartar, plaque and bacteria are removed from the area. The tooth’s roots are also smoothed during this time, in order to prevent any further disease in the future.

● Gum graft surgery
Gum tissue graft surgery or gum surgery for receding gums is a type of procedure recommended for patients with gum recession. Gum recession is a condition in which the gum tissue that surrounds a tooth gets pulled back, eventually exposing the tooth’s root. Gum recession is quite a common condition, but if left untreated it can lead to tooth and eventually bone loss.

There are three main types of gum tissue graft surgery:
Connective tissue graft surgery – this type of gum surgery uses a graft created from 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.

Gum Surgery Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Back to Sports

2 weeks

Back to Work

1 day

Gum Surgery 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.

Gum Surgery Risks and Complications

Risks and complications associated with gum surgery can include:

● Severe pain
● Infection
● Excessive bleeding
● Surgery revision

Gum Surgery Side Effects

Gum surgery side effects may include:

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

Gum Surgery Success Rates

The average gum surgery success rate is around 85%.

Before and After Gum Surgery

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.

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Acibadem Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Kirici Dental Clinic

Antalya, Turkey
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TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association TAOMS - Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Umut Antalya Dental Clinic

Antalya, Turkey
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FROM€ 100
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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
FROM€ 134
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Alanya Dental Center

Antalya, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 159
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Ocean Dental Cancun

Cancún, Mexico
ITI - International Team for Implantology ADA - American Dental Association AAID - American Academy of Implant Dentistry
FROM€ 280
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Tanfer Dental Clinic Flymedi Customer Service Award

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 375
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Dentram Dental Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
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FROM€ 600
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Sonrie Estudio Dental

Barcelona, Spain
FROM€ 950
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
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Gum Surgery Cost

Average Gum Surgery costs are € 255, based on Gum Surgery prices from 14 clinics. Cheapest Gum Surgery cost is € 47 where Gum Surgery prices can go up to € 950.

Gum Surgery prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Gum Surgery in Turkey is a popular option where Gum Surgery costs as low as € 47. You can also find Gum Surgery clinics in Mexico starting from € 280. Gum Surgery in Spain is another popular option where prices start from € 950.

Please note that the Gum Surgery prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Gum Surgery procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Gum Surgery procedures. To receive a personalized Gum Surgery quote, please click HERE.

Gum Surgery FAQ

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Does gum surgery hurt?

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

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When will I lose my hypersensitivity?

Your teeth will become less sensitive over a few weeks from the gum surgery.

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When can I resume sports?

You can resume sports after the incision is healed, in around 2 weeks.