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Gum disease is a condition caused by Tartar and plaque that accumulates around the tooth and affects our gums. Turkey Medicals member and Dentist in Antalya, who stated that gum diseases can also cause different health problems, shared important information on this issue.

Most of the time, we notice discomfort in our gums as a result of bleeding that occurs when brushing teeth, and so we go to the dentist. However, our gum health is directly related to our overall health. Because as a result of bleeding in the gums, bacteria in the tooth stone can seep into our bloodstream through bleeding capillaries and lead to serious health problems. Fixing your gum health is actually as simple as going for regular dentist checks, brushing your teeth, flossing and paying attention to your diet.


Postponing your dentist appointment in Turkey, forgetting to floss, and consuming too much sugar can negatively affect your gum health. That’s why it’s important to know the potential consequences of neglecting your oral hygiene.

If you learned that your gum disease spreads infection and causes other complications in your body, wouldn’t you be more likely to treat it? Preventing gum disease can have a serious positive effect on your health. Recent studies have shown that gum disease can actually raise your blood pressure. In fact, a study in Turkey showed that patients with gum disease were 49 per cent more likely to have high blood pressure. Further studies showed a decrease in high blood pressure ranges after gum disease was treated.

This link suggests that the health of your gums is closely related to your overall health. Periodontists and gum disease can cause bacteria to accumulate in the gums, which can lead to pain, bleeding and further complications. When these bacteria accumulate around the teeth and gums, they begin to spread to other parts of the body. Scientific studies have shown that this inflammation increases blood pressure. Sometimes this increase may even be a sufficient indicator of a patient’s diagnosis of high blood pressure.

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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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