Gum Graft Surgery in Turkey
Gum graft surgery in Turkey is a procedure that is rapidly gaining popularity. Many people choose Turkey for major dental surgeries, and for good reason.
The professionalism of dentists in Turkey is growing every year. As demand is increasing, supply is also increasing, respectively, the number of clinics in Turkey is also growing, as is the competition between them.
In addition to the services of highly professional and experienced dentists, MedicaSmile clinic offers full support during treatment and satisfaction of all the wishes of the patient.
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What is Gum Graft Surgery in Turkey?
Gum grafting is a procedure that involves the grafting of part of the tissue in a place on the gum where there is periodontal disease. The procedure is indicated in the most complex and advanced cases of gum tissue atrophy, which is a consequence of the development of periodontal disease.
The procedure requires high skill and great experience from specialists, which MedicaSmile clinic can certainly be proud of. We have 20 years of experience in the field of dental surgeries and various procedures. You will definitely not regret the money spent on restoring the health of your teeth in MedicaSmile clinic.
What is periodontal disease?
Of course, only a doctor can prescribe a gum graft dental surgery. However, it is also important to ask for help in time. To do this, the patient must be able to understand the symptoms in time, so let’s take a closer look at how the disease manifests itself. This disease is the main indication of gum grafting.
Periodontal disease is a gum disease. It is characterized by inflammation of the gum around the teeth, which further leads to tooth loss. It occurs when the teeth are not taken care of properly.
If a person rarely brushes his teeth, then bacteria begin to accumulate on the tooth enamel. In the future, they penetrate deeper into the tooth, on the gum around it, and provoke periodontal disease. In the early stages of this disease, it can be treated with antibiotics, as it is considered a bacterial disease. That is why it is so important to consult a doctor on time.
This disease is characterized by reddening of the gum around the tooth, inflammation and generally unpleasant sensations in the area of infection. Other symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- swelling of the gum around the tooth
- gum bleeding while brushing teeth
- bad breath
- bad taste in the mouth
If the development of the disease is ignored, you will need gum grafting. However, the final decision is always made by the doctor.
Types of Gum Graft Surgery:
There are different types of gum graft dental surgery. There are several methods of carrying out dental surgery.
According to the treatment method, gum graft surgery is divided into the:
- surgery using laser technology
- surgery using surgical methods
This method of carrying out the gum graft procedure is the most modern. To perform gum grafting using this method, the doctor will use a diode laser. The treatment will be performed under local anaesthesia, so the patient will not feel anything.
With the help of a laser, the procedure time is reduced to an hour. Moreover, the laser cauterizes the skin at the incision site, which avoids severe bleeding. This method is the most optimal, and most modern clinics prefer it.
Direct surgical intervention
This method of gum graft procedure has already been outdated. It consists of the use of classical surgical methods. The dentist makes an incision in the gum, from where he or she needs to take a piece of tissue, and then sews this tissue to the place where the gum recession occurs.
Operations are accompanied by severe bleeding and great trauma. Therefore, many modern clinics no longer offer such methods of treatment. The task of modern dentistry is to make your teeth beautiful and healthy, as painlessly as possible and the least traumatic.
Gum graft dental surgery methods
Doctors may perform this procedure in different ways. Which protocol to choose is determined only by the doctor.
Connective Tissue Grafts
This method uses connective tissue from a donor. Usually, specialists use the tissue of the palate, as it is most suitable in its characteristics to the tissue that is located near the teeth. The operation is performed under local anaesthesia. It is usually used when it is necessary to treat exposed tooth roots.
Free gum grafting
The technique of grafting gum tissue from one place in the oral cavity to the place where the treatment is to be performed. A tissue flap is usually taken from the palate. The disadvantage of this method is the high trauma. The patient’s gum is injured twice during the operation. Accordingly, the healing process may be longer.
This type of gum grafting is the least traumatic as it involves minimal surgical intervention. The transplant tissue is taken next to the diseased tooth. This process occurs in such a way that the blood supply between the donor tissue flap and the place where it was taken from does not stop. This also makes it possible to avoid severe bleeding, as can occur during the two previous methods.
What are the main stages of the procedure?
In general, the main stage in gum grafting is the initial stage. Since dental surgery does not last long, preparation for it and discussing all the details takes a lot of time.
Preparation for the procedure
As soon as you contact our managers, the planning and preparation of your further treatment begin. To do this, it will be important for us to know the condition of your oral cavity. On this basis, we will plan your treatment even before you arrive in Turkey.
When you arrive in Turkey, doctors will ask you to take CT scans or X-rays. All this MedicaSmile clinic provides completely free of charge.
At this stage, it is also important for the patient to be as honest as possible with their doctor regarding their medical history, allergic reactions, or chronic illnesses.
Depending on which method your doctor suggests, the process in this step will be different.
In cases of using the laser method of gum tissue grafting, dental surgery will be performed faster than when using direct surgical intervention.
First, the surgeon applies anaesthesia. After that, using either a laser or surgical instruments, a part of the gum tissue is cut off in one place and transplanted in another. If a laser is used, there is no need for sutures at the end of the operation.
The time it takes you to recover may vary. After laser grafting of gum tissue, there may be slight swelling of the gums and mild discomfort in the mouth.
After the traditional surgical method of gum grafting, the patient may need more time. The patient will most likely experience swelling of the gums and bleeding wounds. In some special cases, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to avoid complications. If you feel pain, the doctor may also prescribe painkillers.
Risks of gum graft surgery
Any operation always has its advantages and disadvantages. The main disadvantage of gum grafting is its certain risks. Without a doubt, every professional doctor takes this into account and knows this. However, many patients are terribly afraid of any kind of dental procedure. This happens either because of the lack of confidence in the professionalism of the dentist or because of ignorance of what lies ahead. After all, many of us are very afraid of invisibility.
It has already been described above what the goals of the procedure are and how it is carried out. Now it’s time to talk about what can happen after surgery.
Main risks of gum graft surgery:
Risk of Relapse
This is the process when the condition of the gums returns to what it was before the procedure. In this case, all the results of the operation go down the drain. You need to start doing everything from the beginning.
Risk of Infection
If you did the procedure with the traditional method, then there is always a risk of infection, though, of course, all the instruments of doctors undergo thorough disinfection, and all specialists strictly follow the rules for working with patients.
In any case, after a gum grafting, you will be in constant contact with your surgeon until you fully recover. Our specialists will make sure that the percentage of success of surgeries, without complications, is guaranteed.
There are highly allergic people. It is very important to speak honestly and openly about such things with your doctor in order to avoid unnecessary risks in the future. First and foremost, there can be anaesthesia allergy. To avoid unwanted “surprises” during the operation, doctors always do hand tests for such people before making full anaesthesia on the gums.
This risk in gum grafting is present in many other dental procedures of any complexity. But don’t worry, these discomforts will pass soon.
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