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Diabetes and heart patients may neglect dental treatments. This type of disorder can lead to easier tooth loss. The most ideal treatment method for these patients is laser-assisted seamless implant in Antalya Turkey.

Turkey Medicals – In our country, the number of diabetics, heart patients and the smoking rate are quite high. Almost all of these patient groups are also very anxious before dental treatment and surgical procedures, iHealth, “we wanted to address these issues in line with the questions for you this week.”

What is the relationship between diabetes mellitus and gum disease? Decubitus?

Many studies have found an association between the spread of infection between the gums and the rest of the body. There are more than 400 types of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetics have a much higher risk of developing gum disease than normal people. And this situation leads to the fact that millions of people lose their teeth. As with any infection, gum disease makes it difficult to control blood sugar levels in diabetics. Diabetes leads to thickening of the vessels, slowing down the flow of nutrients and the process of removing waste. As a result, the durability of the gums and bone decreases and the infection spreads. Researchers have found that diabetes mellitus increases the predisposition to gum disease.

Even the latest evidence strongly suggests that gum disease makes diabetes worse. Many diabetics with gum disease struggle to balance their blood sugar levels. As a result, insulin needs increase, the infection in the mouth can easily spread, and this infection can even pass into the blood. In cases of severe gingivitis and gum disease, even a simple brushing or flossing can cause bacteria to enter the blood, endangering overall body health. Experts believe that gum disease treatment can reduce the ups and downs in blood sugar levels. This, in turn, reduces the risk of sugar-related retinopathy (retinal disruption that causes blindness) and damage to the vessels. Diabetics are also prone to diseases such as thrush and fungus, which cause white spots on the tongue. These infections are caused by a high level of glucose in the saliva. Another symptom of uncontrolled or undetectable diabetes is dry mouth, which often causes bad breath.


If I have diabetes, what precautions should I take before going to my dentist?

If you have diabetes, be sure to tell your dentist about it. Visit your doctor every six months for examination and cleaning. Make your appointments half an hour or an hour after breakfast, an hour after using your medication. Try to arrange short visits, preferably to the morning hours.

What should heart patients care about dental health?

You have discovered that gum disease doubles the risk of heart disease, and you are one of a million people who complain of this condition. According to some studies, gum disease is a stronger risk factor than many other causes associated with heart disease (hypertension, high cholesterol, age, gender). Intraoral bacteria can affect a damaged heart, and some bacteria found in the mouth can cause platelets to accumulate. New findings have revealed that bacteria that cause gum disease increase the risk of heart disease. It is noted that the risk of a fatal heart attack in people with gum disease is two times higher than in people without gum disease, and the risk of having a stroke is about three times higher. It is estimated that the most common type of streptococcus from intraoral bacteria enters the bloodstream through open wounds. Bacteria cause an increase in platelets, blocking blood vessels and forming a blood clot that affects the heart valve. Review your health history with your dentist Many medications used can negatively affect your teeth and gums by reducing the flow of saliva.

What should heart and diabetes patients who want to complete the lack of teeth pay attention to?

If your diabetes and heart related values are under control, laser assisted seamless implant application is one of the most ideal implant applications for you. The order of application is as follows: First, your 3D tomographic image is taken and the location of the implants is determined with the help of a special computer program. After the navigation technology is directed to the area where the implant will be placed, the gum is opened with a laser and the implant is inserted. This way you will not have bleeding, and the healing process will be faster. As an advice is to quit smoking.


Smoking not only affects the dental and surrounding tissues; it also suppresses the immune system, reducing a person’s ability to fight infection and disease. Many people are surprised to hear that every hour a person dies of oral cancer. 75 percent of these patients are people who consume tobacco (especially cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookahs) along with alcohol. The risk of developing oral cancer increases 15 times more when alcohol and cigarettes are used at the same time. It has been documented that tobacco use increases the risk and severity of gum disease and tooth loss. Recent studies show that smoking is effective in 50 percent of gum diseases in adults. The risk of developing oral cancer in patients who chew tobacco is four times higher than those who do not use it. Tobacco is shown to be the most obvious trigger of a type of cancer called oral squamous cell carcinoma. Millions of pounds are spent every year on the treatment of smoking-related diseases. It is interesting that smoking is known as the single most common but preventable cause of illness and death. Despite many public reports on the harms of smoking, a large number of people still smoke, and many are harmed as passive smokers.


Gum disease, dental calculus, caries, and even tooth loss are much more common in smokers than in non-smokers. Smoking also delays recovery after shooting or surgical interventions. In addition, smoking also damages the successful fusion of the implant with the bone. Recent studies have indicated that smoking is one of the main risk factors for gum disease. Researches; it has been shown that smoking is the strongest cause of gum disease when compared with variables such as oral hygiene, age, gender, systemic disease, drug use, and the frequency of dentist checks in Turkey.

The predisposition of smokers to gum disease begins at a much younger age, and cases are much more severe. Researchers have found that smoking increases the predisposition to tooth loss and complete toothlessness fourfold. When a smoker needs gum treatment, deep gum pockets are found during preliminary examinations. The response to treatment in smokers is not very good.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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