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  • Procedure Time
    2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
  • Overnight stay
    Not needed
  • Recovery Time
    2 weeks

Gum Surgery

Gum Treatment (Periodontology) is the branch that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases. Gum diseases are defined as periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are inflammatory diseases that also affect the gums and bone tissues that support the teeth. Periodontal diseases respond easily and successfully to treatment when diagnosed at an early stage.

Healthy gums are pale pink, non-bleeding, dull and firm in appearance. If there are bleeding gums, this is a sign of gingivitis and disease. Even if their teeth are not decayed, they can be lost due to gingivitis.

In which cases is Gum Surgery performed?

Gum surgery; It is done because of wrong and inadequate oral care, heredity, and various gum diseases that occur in external appearance. There are different treatment methods according to the level and type of these gum diseases. One of them is gum surgery. Which of the gingival surgeries, which are also divided into types, will be preferred, is decided according to the degree of existing gingival disease.

How is the gum cut?

In cases where the gums need to be cut, needles and some gels are used to numb the gums. Thus, it is ensured that the operation is not felt. This process can also be done with laser therapy.

How long does Gum Surgery take?

Gum surgery usually does not have a certain duration. Depending on the number of teeth to be processed and the operation to be performed, the duration of the procedure may vary. While an operation in which only one tooth is included in the patient takes 15 minutes, the duration of the procedure increases with the increase in the number of teeth. Although it is not certain, we can say that this period may extend up to about an hour.

Will there be swelling after gum surgery?

Since the teeth and gums will be strained during the surgery; There may be swelling in the visible part of the face in the gums, and this is an expected normal situation. It will be useful to apply ice at five-minute intervals to help reduce swelling.

Will there be pain after Gum Surgery?

The healing process after gum surgery can be painful. However, it is possible to overcome this process in the lightest way with the painkillers that your specialist will prescribe. Sometimes, other than normal pain, more severe pain can be heard. If the severity of these pains increases, you should visit your doctor.

Can Gum Surgery be performed during pregnancy?

Routine check-ups and dental scaling can be done during pregnancy. As a precaution for other treatments, the second trimester of pregnancy is usually expected. However, if there is an emergency treatment, this treatment can be done at any time of pregnancy. If the procedure requires anesthesia, the expectant mother should consult her Gynecology and Obstetrician and get permission. In addition, if a dental X-ray is required, a lead apron should be worn. It would be much better to leave the treatments that can be postponed until after the birth.