Gum Disease Treatment in Turkey
You and your gums
Oral health is a common concern for all of us and without healthy gums we are at increased risk of developing common chronic diseases from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to even dementia and pregnancy complications. So, at SALUSS we can help you recover from and prevent gum disease so that you can live the normal and healthy life you have long deserved.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease occurs when the soft tissue around your teeth becomes infected and inflamed. As it progresses the damages caused only get worse.
Gingivitis: This is where light bleeding occurs whenever you are cleaning your mouth or teeth and is most commonly caused by brushing and flossing. Getting treatment now can prevent permanent damage to your health and so we absolutely recommend visiting us for treatment.
Periodontitis: During this stage you may have suffered from permanent damage to the bone and ligaments that hold and support your teeth. Gum recession will occur as a result of this.
Advanced Periodontitis: Following that, gum disease begins to dissolve the roots of your teeth. This results in the shifting and dislodging of your teeth all together.
How do I know I have gum disease?
The two ways to know if you have gum disease are to either get a check-up and cleaning with us, or to notice any of the following symptoms: tooth pain when eating, bad breath that cannot be prevented, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, red and swollen gums, and receding gums and loose teeth.
What causes gum disease?
A balanced level of bacteria is a prerequisite for maintaining oral health. However, when there is an imbalance plaque begins to form. This plaque will work its way under your gums to caused pockets of bacteria to form and cause infections and inflammations. This will then begin the damages caused by gum diseases. Gum disease is primarily caused by a bad diet and poor dental hygiene and the risks of getting it are increased with smoking, diabetes, malnutrition, pregnancy, a weakened immune system, stress, and old age.
Why is gum disease so important to treat?
Oral diseases are a gateway to many life-threatening illnesses. This is because those with gum disease have proven to be at increased risk of other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, lung infections, diabetes, premature labour and even strokes.
How can I get treated gum disease?
Your Saluss dentist will outline a two-step procedure to treat gum disease. This involves what is called scaling and root planning. Scaling is performed by using specialized dental tools to scale off plaque and tartar that have accumulated under the gums. Then root planning takes place. This is where your dentist smooths the base of your tooth and re-attaches the gums. A deep clean under the gums is performed which gets rid of bacteria from the roots of your teeth.
Before having treatment, you may need to have local anaesthetic to numb the area. You may also experience some pain and discomfort for up to 2 days following treatment.
If you have severe gum disease you may need further treatment such as periodontal surgery. In some cases, it can be necessary to remove the affected tooth. Your Saluss dentist will tell you all about the procedure you need and how we perform it.
How long is my treatment and where will I stay in Turkey?
Your dentist at SALUSS will discuss the details of the length of your stay and your accommodation with you in detail. Depending on the severity of your gum disease they will provide a personalized treatment plan and a travel itinerary.
Why should I choose Saluss?
SALUSS has a network of internationally accredited dentists and periodontists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases. They and their practices are found across Turkey which will suit your travel needs.
We provide a personalised treatment plan and a travel itinerary so you can enjoy your time in Turkey. We provide a free translation service and aftercare so you will always have the support you need before and after treatment.