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Gum disease is difficult to notice, as it usually proceeds painlessly. If your gums have redness and swelling, if they bleed when brushing; have your dentist in Turkey check-up.

The most important symptom of gum disease is bleeding gums that occur when brushing or spontaneously. Bleeding occurs due to inflammation of the gums. Depending on the inflammation, redness and swelling of the gums may appear. However, the exposure of the root surfaces, that is, gum retractions, sensitivity to cold or heat, decaying and shifting of the teeth, bad breath are also among the symptoms of the disease. Having a regular dentist examination every six months without waiting for these symptoms to appear allows you to prevent the disease from occurring or prevent tooth loss by diagnosing it early.

The transition from a healthy gum to a sick, inflamed gum does not happen very quickly in a normal person; it is a process that usually spreads over a large period of time, showing symptoms. If you do not ignore these symptoms and go on dec course of treatment, you can stop this process, which extends to tooth loss, abscess formation.


Is there a relationship in chronic gum disease and cardiovascular disease? Yes, there are. The main cause of gum disease is the microorganisms that are found in large numbers around the teeth and the harmful substances that they produce. These microorganisms can get into the gum tissue and get into the blood through the dense capillary blood vessels located in the inflamed gum tissue. Microorganisms that enter the blood can spread to many organs and cause blockage of the heart vessels, thickening of the vessel walls, and the appearance of heart diseases. However, it has also been found that microorganisms that can settle on the heart valves cause serious damage.

In studies comparing individuals who have had a heart attack or have cardiovascular disease with individuals who do not have these diseases, it has been found that gum disease is more detected. For this reason, regular and effective daily oral care and going to the dentist twice a year for a check-up will be very useful for your overall health.


Gum disease does not heal on its own, with treatments such as antibiotics, mouthwashes, vitamins; it must necessarily be treated by a gum specialist. Being diagnosed at an early stage will protect the health of the teeth as well as the gums. If these diseases are not treated, the tooth may be lost. Because gum disease usually does not occur with any pain, it is one of the most common causes of tooth loss seen in our age. In terms of our overall health; the fact that the size and severity of periodontal disease (gum disease) is an important risk factor is supported by increasing scientific evidence. In order to prevent gum disease, it is necessary to brush your teeth correctly at least twice a day, floss at least once, and visit your dentist regularly every six months.

Bacterial plaque, a common enemy of teeth and gums, is a sticky and colorless layer of microbes that accumulates on the teeth, leading to caries and gum disease. Factors such as crossness in the teeth, caries, poorly made fillings and dentures, oral breathing and dry mouth; increase the accumulation of microbial dental plaque.

Bacterial plaque combines with sugar in the dishes we eat to form a kind of acid. This acid weakens the tooth enamel over time and leads to caries on the teeth. The bacterial plaque is soft and can be easily removed by the patient. If it is not cleaned and accumulates, it hardens under the influence of calcium and phosphate ions from saliva, forming dental stones. Dental calculus can only be removed from the surfaces of the teeth by the Turkish doctor. Dental stones cause bacterial plaque, which is the main cause of gum disease, to accumulate more comfortably on the teeth. Therefore, it is not harmful to get rid of dental calculus. The progression of gum disease should be prevented by cleaning professionally.


Gum disease is an infectious disease that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting the tooth. Periodontal diseases affect all age groups, including children. But it occurs much more often in adults. Even teeth that have never had caries can be lost due to this disease. Because it is usually painless, its symptoms are hardly noticed by the patient and in most cases, the doctor is contacted late.

The effects of gum disease, which is one of the most common health problems in the world, on general body health are well known today. Such infections not only affect the inside of the mouth, but also affect the overall health of the individual, as bacteria enter the bloodstream. Recent studies have shown that the risk of developing certain systemic diseases increases in individuals with gingivitis. As a result of this work; gingivitis has been associated with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, some respiratory system diseases, low birth weight in infants, and the risk of premature birth. Therefore, teeth and oral tissues should be considered as an integral part of the body, it should be remembered that they exert their influence on the whole body of health and disease states.


Periodontal diseases are diseases that can be largely prevented and controlled. The most important stage in periodontal treatment is that the patient learns to maintain oral health by effectively and regularly performing gum, dental and decontamination. In the early stage of gum disease, plaque and dental stones are removed from the gum pocket using special tools. In addition to cleaning the teeth, curettage and root surface flattening may be recommended. In cases where this treatment is not enough, it may also come up with gum operations. Being diagnosed at an early stage will protect the health of the teeth as well as the gums. In the presence of systemic diseases, the medical doctor should consult and try to control the disease.

During the initial treatment, local factors that facilitate bacterial retention, such as the replacement of bad and flooded fillings, filling rotten teeth, matching the gum edge and correcting prostheses that are not correct in shape, removal of canal treatments and, if any, the removal of hopeless teeth should also be performed.


After periodontal treatment, it is necessary to regularly examine patients by the Turkish best dentist clinic, check for plaque and remove new dental stone deposits from the environment. But it should be remembered that no procedure for maintaining what is achieved with periodontal treatment can be more useful than effectively performing daily oral care procedures for a person.

In some cases, periodontal destruction is observed to persist. In these cases, a positive response is transfered by antibiotic therapy in addition to traditional therapies.


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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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