Gum Surgery

1. What is gum surgery?

Gum surgery, also known as periodontal surgery, is a type of dental procedure that is performed to correct problems with the gums. The most common type of gum surgery is called a “gum graft,” which is used to treat gum recession.

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding a tooth pulls back and exposes the tooth’s root. This can be caused by periodontal disease, genetics, or over-aggressive brushing. When the root of a tooth is exposed, it can become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures and can also increase the risk of tooth decay and infection.

A gum graft is a procedure in which a small piece of tissue is taken from another part of the mouth, or from a cadaver, and is grafted onto the receded gum tissue. This new tissue will help to cover the exposed root and protect the tooth from further damage.

Another type of gum surgery is called “osseous surgery” or “pocket reduction surgery.” This procedure is used to treat advanced periodontal disease, which is characterized by deep pockets between the teeth and gums. In this surgery, the dentist or periodontist will make small incisions in the gums and remove any diseased tissue or bone. Then, the remaining tissue is sutured back into place to reduce the size of the pockets and make it easier to clean the teeth.

Another type of gum surgery is called gingivectomy. It’s used to remove excess or diseased gum tissue around the teeth. This procedure can be used to reshape the gums to improve the appearance of your smile, or to treat gingival hyperplasia, which is a condition that causes the gums to grow too much.

Gum surgery is a common and effective procedure that can help to restore the health of your gums and protect your teeth. Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but usually pain and swelling is expected to be minimal in a week. Consult your dentist or a periodontist for more information on gum surgery, and whether you may need one.

2. What is gum surgery used to treat?

Gum surgery, also known as periodontal surgery, is used to treat a variety of problems related to the gums, including gum recession, advanced periodontal disease, and gingival hyperplasia (excess gum tissue).

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3. Is gum surgery painful?

Gum surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area being treated. This means that the patient should not feel any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, patients may experience some discomfort or pain, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

4. How long does it take to recover from gum surgery?

Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the individual patient. For most people, discomfort and swelling should subside within a week or two and complete recovery can take around 2-3 weeks.

5. Can I eat and drink after gum surgery?

Immediately after the surgery, your dentist or periodontist will give you specific instructions on what you can and cannot eat or drink. You should follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing. In general, patients should avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods, and should stick to soft foods for the first few days.

6. How often should I visit the dentist after gum surgery?

After the surgery, you will need to visit your dentist or periodontist for follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery. The frequency of these appointments will depend on the extent of the surgery, but your dentist will give you specific instructions.

7. Can gum surgery be prevented?

A: In many cases, gum disease and other problems that require surgery can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, eating a healthy diet, and not smoking or using tobacco products can also help to prevent gum disease.

8. Can we choose Turkey for gum surgery?

Yes, it is possible to choose Turkey for gum surgery. Turkey is a popular destination for dental tourism, as it offers high-quality dental care at a lower cost compared to many other countries. Many dental clinics in Turkey have well-trained and experienced dentists and periodontists who specialize in various dental procedures, including gum surgery.

Dental clinics in Turkey generally use high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best possible results for patients. Additionally, the lower cost of living in Turkey means that the cost of dental treatments, including gum surgery, is generally lower than in other countries.


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