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Periodontology

  • Gum disease occurs when the tissue surrounding your teeth becomes infected and inflamed. 

  • Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. With consistent treatment, you can keep this disease under control. 

  • More severe gum disease, often known as periodontitis, may necessitate more thorough treatment.

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Periodontology specializes in disorders involving the gums and bones of the mouth. It is about gum disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Our periodontists also aid in the management of indications of advanced gum disease, such as oral irritation.

Gum disease occurs when the tissue surrounding your teeth becomes infected and inflamed. This swelling is mainly caused by plaque-forming bacteria that builds up on your teeth and spreads below the gum line.

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. With consistent treatment, you can keep this disease under control. More severe gum disease, often known as periodontitis, may necessitate more thorough treatment. When this happens, you should consult us about surgery and nonsurgical options.

  • What is the difference between an Implant and a Crown/Veneer?
    While the implant replaces the root part of a tooth in the jawbone, crowns and veneers form the upper structure of the tooth.
  • How long do dental implants last?
    Like natural teeth, implants need care after they are made. Like our natural teeth, implants have a lifespan until the end of your life when the necessary health conditions are met.
  • Can I continue my normal life/work after the implant treatment?
    Patients who use the advice and medications given by the physician after the operation can easily continue their normal lives.
  • Is the implant surgery painful?
    During the operation, patients do not feel any pain due to the effect of anesthesia. With the drugs and injections given to the patients after the operation, the risk of pain is eliminated.
  • Why do you need an implant?
    Implants are needed to replace your lost teeth for various reasons in terms of function and aesthetics.
  • Why should cheap implants not be preferred?
    Implants are placed in the body, in our bones, and they live with us for a lifetime. In this sense, it makes sense to choose reliable brands.
  • Is anesthesia used in dental implant treatment?
    Two types of anesthesia, local and general, can be used in dental implant treatments.
  • What are the benefits of an implant?
    In the absence of teeth, implants prevent the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth from being cut and damaged.
  • Does the brand of the implants used in the treatment matter?
    Yes, it is important because working with reliable brands provides comfort for the physician and the patient. It is extremely easy to reach these brands from all over the world with the certification system.
  • What is the best alternative to an implant?
    The alternatives to the implant vary. In case of a few missing teeth, it would be to cut and bridge the adjacent teeth. In case of large tooth deficiencies, it would be to replace with an alternative prosthesis that can be inserted and removed in the mouth, which is less comfortable than a fixed prosthesis.
  • Is this procedure more expensive than braces?
    It is not a more expensive treatment than braces. The fee varies according to the number of plaques.
  • Is the duration longer than braces?
    Its duration varies according to the number of plaques. However, it is generally not a longer treatment than braces.
  • Can every tooth crowding problem be solved with this treatment?
    Generally, dental crowding can be resolved with this treatment. However, there may be some cases where it is not sufficient. This will be said as a result of the analysis.
  • What happens if I drink tea or coffee after getting my teeth whitened?
    Bleaching will open the pores on the surface of the tooth. Therefore, dyes will be more harmful than usual for a few days after bleaching.
  • Do all teeth get white?
    Every natural tooth whitens to some extent. But everyone's whitening amount is different. Depending on the permeability of the tooth, some teeth brighten too much.
  • Is there any pain after whitening?
    The new whitening systems provide minimum sensitivity. Sensitivity will disappear with fluorinated gels.
  • What are the early warning symptoms of a dental problem?
    If you have any of these problems or notice your child having difficulty chewing or complaining of ache, consult a dentist: sores in the mouth, parched mouth, jaw ache, broken teeth, redness, swollen gums or face, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, foul taste in your mouth or bad breath. Getting checked out by a dentist as soon as possible helps to avoid more serious issues and infections.
  • Why do I require dental examinations?
    Routine checkups can help detect problems early on, preventing more serious and expensive procedures subsequently. You must have a dental checkup every six months, or more frequently if your dentist suggests so. Pick a dentist who makes you comfortable and informs you what to anticipate.
  • Are oral X-rays necessary?
    If you haven't seen a dentist in a while, plan to get them done at your first visit. This aids in the examination of dental and gingival health. If you suffer from gum disease, your dentist might need to see your dental photos every six months. You should get X-rays done around every two years for routine check-ups, based on your dentist's advice.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Total prostheses are more affordable than all other prostheses. However, some overdentures or precision-retained prostheses cost close to fixed prostheses.
  • Would I be comfortable if I had all my teeth pulled and had a total denture?
    No removable prosthesis can be as comfortable as your own tooth. It is best not to lose teeth as much as possible by reinforcing natural teeth with fixed prostheses when necessary.
  • Can I feel comfortable with fixed dentures like my own teeth?
    The name of all artificial organs in the body is prosthesis. However, you cannot see perfectly with your artificial eye, you have difficulty walking with your artificial leg prosthesis, or its appearance is not perfect. However, with your dental prosthesis, you’ll want to eat more comfortably and look more beautiful than your natural tooth. While we are making these prostheses, our aim is to provide this as much as possible.
  • Are there any cheap veneers? What are the disadvantages, if any?
    There are inexpensive veneer restorations. The materials used in these may be different or the construction technique may have been scraped from monolithic blocks.
  • Why do you need a Prepless Veneers (Lumineer) ?
    Prepless Veneers (Lumineers) are needed to meet aesthetic requirements.
  • What is the difference between a veneer and a Lumineer?
    In veneer restorations, a very small trim is made on the anterior surface of the tooth, while in Lumineer restorations, no operation is made on any part of the tooth.
  • Can we close the gap between my teeth with Veneers?
    Thanks to Veneers, the gap can be easily closed in 2 sessions by just measuring your teeth without any operation done on the teeth.
  • What is the difference between a Prepless Veneer (Lumineer) and a crown?
    The Lumineer is a restoration that is made only by taking measurements without any operation on the tooth, while the crown is a restoration that is placed on the tooth by reducing it all around.
  • Will my own teeth be damaged during the Prepless Veneers (Lumineer) process?
    There is no such possibility.
  • Does the Prepless Veneers (Lumineer) shorten the life of the tooth?
    On the contrary, it covers the front surface of the tooth like a membrane, equalizing the tooth and protecting it against erosion and discoloration.
  • Is the care of the Preples Veneers (Lumineer) and that of the veneer different from the normal tooth?
    The same care we apply to our normal teeth can be applied to veneers and Prepless Veneer (Lumineers).
  • What are the advantages of a Prepless Veneers (Lumineer) ?
    One of the biggest advantages of a Prepless Veneers (Lumineer) is restoring teeth that we do not like the appearance of or that are broken and transforming them into an aesthetic smile without harming the teeth.
  • Why is a metal porcelain crown cheaper?
    The technology is very old. Its construction, materials and production are cheaper to different crown in terms of price.
  • Can a bridge be made of zirconium?
    Bridges cannot be made of many full ceramic options. Zirconium bridges solve this problem.
  • Zirconia or E-max crowns – which are better?
    It is not very correct to make such a distinction directly. Emax crowns are more aesthetic, but they cannot be used for missing teeth. Again, it would be more appropriate to use zirconium for damaged teeth.
  • What is monolithic zirconia crown? Why is it cheaper?
    Normally, zirconium is the infrastructure of the prosthesis. Hand-made porcelain is processed one by one on it. In monolithic zirconium, the entire prosthesis is produced digitally from the substructure of zirconium. More artificial-looking teeth are formed. However, some patients prefer this image.
  • What is the difference between an E-max and a zirconia crown?
    The material is different. We achieve much more aesthetic results with the Emax material compared to zirconium. It is metal and is the most expensive type of restoration available today.
  • What is the difference between zirconia and metal porcelain?
    Both are infrastructure materials. In zirconia porcelain, the infrastructure is zirconia. In metal porcelain, the infrastructure is metal. The upper structure of both is porcelain.
  • When is a crown needed?
    If we cannot treat the tooth with veneer in traumatic situations such as fractures and caries in the dental tissue, we apply a crown.
  • What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
    For crowns, the periphery of the tooth is reduced all around. For veneers, only the front surface is slightly etched.
  • What are the complications of lower-buried wisdom teeth?
    Bleeding, edema, pain, trismus (locking of the jaw joint) and long or short-term paresthesia (numbness) complications may occur after the lower-impacted wisdom teeth surgical extraction. In general, the complaints are over in a period of 1 week. ​
  • I want to have implants in my upper molars, but my bone is not enough.
    Sometimes, the distance between the sinuses and the jawbone may be too short anatomically or due to early extractions. In this case, maxillofacial surgeons perform sinus lift operations and raise the sinus floor and insert artificial bone and bone, making it possible to construct implants.
  • Can the inflammation at the tip of my tooth root be surgically removed?
    In particular, it is possible to correct inflammation and cysts at the root tip of the incisors with a surgery called resection. However, some teeth may not be resectioned due to their location and proximity to anatomical structures.
  • Why does the tooth swell?
    In general, the tooth loses its vitality with caries, trauma, abrasion and the tooth nerve is disturbed. It becomes inflamed and creates inflammation in the root of the tooth. For this reason, facial swelling occurs with pain. Sometimes, facial swelling occurs as a result of inflammation of old root canal treatments.
  • Why don't we get root canal treatment for all our teeth and get rid of toothache?
    Pulp tissue provides nourishment and protection of the tooth. The strength of a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment is less than that of a live tooth. For this reason, we try to keep the female alive as much as possible. We do not do root canal treatment unless we have to.
  • How many canals are there in the tooth?
    In general, incisors have one canal, premolars have one or two, and molars have three canals. However, these numbers may vary.
  • How does oral care affect periodontal health?
    It is directly connected. The biggest reason for poor periodontal health is dental calculus and bacterial plaque that cannot be cleaned. Periodontal health is maintained with routine dentist control.
  • How to do daily oral care?
    Mechanical cleaning of teeth and gums should be done with brush-paste and dental floss. Brushing the gums with the teeth at a 45-degree angle, and cleaning between the teeth with dental floss is very important for gum health.
  • Can the lost gum tissue be regained?
    It is not possible to regain the lost gingival tissue on its own. Tissue is restored with various surgical techniques. In recent years, gingival tissue has been restored without surgery with stem cell studies, but it is still in the experimental stage.

Why Turkey, Istanbul in Health Tourism?

 

Today, the increase in the diversity of travel freedoms, the provision of convenience in transportation, the development of quality and technology in health services in different parts of the world, especially in Turkey, the difficulties in financing health services, both personal and budgetary, and the high price-performance ratio in Turkey, in terms of the concept of health tourism highlights Turkey's advantages. According to the data determined by the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Turkey is among the most preferred countries in the field of health tourism. Turkey, which is in the category of countries with many advantages together, has proven in the World to be one of the leaders in this sector, being preferred because of its geographical location, touristic activities, advanced technology in health, quality health care delivery and economical prices. Istanbul, the metropolis and heart of Turkey, whose leadership is not limited to the health sector, has also served as the capital of the world's three greatest universal empires. In addition, Istanbul was chosen as the number 1 city in Europe by the American travel magazine - Travel and Leisure -  which has approximately 5 million readers, in the "Best of the World Awards" in 2021.

 

As Dent-Health Istanbul family, which is an organization that provides health services in Istanbul, we also have our own tourism agency in order to provide the best service to our valued clients in terms of both health and touristic activities. We will be very happy to welcome you with all our hospitality not only by positioning our valuable clients as patients, but also as members of our large Dent-Health family. It is our primary mission to not only create your impressive smiles, but also to provide you with unforgettable travels and trips and to immediately see the smiles that reflect your happiness on your face.

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