One of the many treatments that you can get abroad is a gum graft. Gum grafts abroad are cheaper and just as reliable as a gum graft done at home, as gum grafts are by now a routine surgery, even if they are quite invasive. A gum graft is a periodontal surgery procedure, in which ugm material is grafted on to the exposed roots of teeth to cover them up. The gum material can come from the patients mouth or from a donor.
Usually, gum material from the palate or other donor areas in which the gum can grow back without damage. Gum grafts are necessary to treat chronic gum recession, and gum recession in which the damage is so severe that ti cannot be regrown, and is lost forever. Gum grafts are sometimes necessary when severe periodontitis strikes and parts of the gum simply need to be removed, or when the gingival tissue shirks away from contact with crowns and dental implants.
When is it worth it
Like all other dental procedures, traveling abroad for gum grafts is worth it once the overall treatment plan is more than 400 pounds. This is a fairly standard limit for Europeans traveling to Hungary for dental treatment; once you are over 400 pounds you will save money even with a hotel accommodation and the airfare included. Needless to say, you will still save some money if you come to Budapest for services, as they will be cheaper, but around 400 pounds is when the airfare and accommodations essentially pay for themselves.
What to look out for
Here are the gum graft postoperative instructions. This is what to look out for post-op:
Don’t eat anything until the anaesthesia has worn off completely, and when you do, make sure you do not eat anything that involves chewing for 72 hours. Also stay away form very hot or very spicy foods, as this may cause severe pain.
You are more than likely to experience pain once the anaesthetic wears off, so make sure you have some non-aspirin medication on hand, or make sure your dentist writes you up some over the counter medication.
When brushing your teeth, leave the gums that have been grafted out for at least two days, and just rinse with mouthwash at least three times a day. Do brush the teeth and the other areas of the gums, though. Get some fluoride gels or foam, and apply it to the area that has been grafted.
You will probably experience swelling and possibly mild amounts of bleeding as well. If this is the case, apply ice to the area through the lip, as otherwise the nerves may flare up and cause pain. The swelling and pain should subside in 24 hours, but latest by 48 hours after surgery.
Make sure you keep the dressing on, and do not let it come off. You should have an appointment to replace the dressing latest 48 hours after surgery with your dentist. When eating, make sure you eat on the other side of the mouth and not on the side where the dressing is. It is also a good idea to rinse the mouth after eating with warm water or a chlorhexidine solution.