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Gum Surgery in Turkey

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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
FROM€ 47
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Kirici Dental Clinic

Antalya, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association TAOMS - Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
FROM€ 50
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 54
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
16 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 55
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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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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
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 600
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Gum Surgery Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Gum Surgery price in Turkey is € 47. Average Gum Surgery cost in Turkey is € 184 where prices can go as high as € 600.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 11 Dentistry centers in Turkey that are offering Gum Surgery procedures. These Dentistry centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including TTB and TDB. Popular Gum Surgery destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Muğla.

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