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Hannah, United States
star star Jul 2021

Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

Anita Tlotlo Baliki, Botswana
star star Jul 2021

First time plastic surgery experience with FlyMedi

I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

Renate Podgorac, Austria
star star Jul 2021

Very helpful and trustful

Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

Affordable and professional treatment

Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Recommended For Gingival Flap Surgery

Gingival flap surgery is recommended for patients suffering from periodontal disease.

Not Recommended For Gingival Flap Surgery

Gingival flap surgery is not recommended for patients who have infected tooth or infected tooth roots. Also, patients with broken or fractured teeth should first resolve these issues before opting for this procedure. Any mobile teeth will have to be removed before undergoing a gingival flap surgery.

Overview

What is Gingival Flap Surgery? Gingival flap surgery, also known as periodontal flap surgery or period flap surgery for short, is a procedure in which the dentist separates the patient's gums from the teeth and fold them back for the duration of the procedure. This action will allow the dentist much-needed access to the root of the patient's teeth and the surrounding bone tissue. Gingival flap surgery, as opposed to other types of gum surgery, is mainly performed due to health concerns, whereas a gingivoplasty will be performed due to aesthetic reasons. The procedure itself can be coupled with other types of gum surgery, including:

  • Gingivoplasty
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gum graft surgery
  • Pinhole gum surgery

Regardless if it is employed as a single operation or in conjunction with other procedures, gingival flap surgery is performed as a means to treat periodontal disease – the procedure allows the dentist to clear and clean any infectious pockets under the patient’s gum tissue.

Preparation

The patient will need to have a set of dental x-rays done in order to have his teeth and gum tissue assessed by the dentist. 

How It Is Performed

This surgery can be performed under local or partial anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the procedure. The dentist will begin by administering local anesthetic in the affected region. The patient's gum tissue will then be separated from the teeth and the teeth roots. Once this part of the procedure is done, the dentist will remove all bacteria, tartar, and plaque from the area – these are commonly referred to as a "periodontal pocket". The periodontal pocket is an accumulation of bacteria under the patient's gums. Before closing any incisions, the dentist will carefully smooth the tooth’s roots in order to prevent further build-up.

Recovery

Patients may feel moderate pain and discomfort after undergoing the procedure. The periodontist will prescribe painkillers for the recovery period. It’s important to maintain excellent oral hygiene after undergoing this procedure. The recovery period may last up to two weeks, and some patients may experience swelling during this time.

Risks

Gingival flap surgery risks and complications may include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Gum recession

Side Effects

Side effects may include one or more of the following:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Gum swelling
  • Increased chance of developing root cavities
  • Increased sensitive to hot and cold

Success Rates

The average success rate for gingival flap surgery as a means to treat periodontal disease is around 95%.

Before And After

Patients will have to check up with their doctor a week after the procedure. Intensive brushing is not advised in the treated area, but mouthwashes are recommended.

Faq

Does gingival flap surgery hurt?

The procedure itself is not painful, but patients will experience mild discomfort for up to a week after undergoing it.

When can I resume sports?

Patients can resume physical activities in around two weeks, once the incisions in the gums are properly healed.

When should the bleeding stop?

The bleeding should stop in the first 48 hours. If you experience bleeding after the first few days, contact your doctor.

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