What is Gum Surgery?
Gum surgery is a surgical procedure to treat periodontal gum diseases. There are two types of gum surgery. The flap surgery involves making a flap like opening in the gum and cleaning plaque from deep periodontal pockets. Gum grafting surgery is performed when the patient has insufficient gum tissue. Gum surgery takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
Is Gum Surgery painful?
Gum surgery is performed after administering local anaesthesia. Patients should not feel any pain during the surgery.
When can I travel by air after Gum Surgery?
Patients should travel by air up to two days after gum surgery. They should get certification from their doctor as fit for travel by air before embarking on their journey.
How long does recovery after Gum Surgery take?
Complete recovery from gum surgery will take three to four weeks.
What post-operative care is required after Gum Surgery?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should apply ice packs on their face to bring down the swelling. They should eat soft food till the stitches are removed. They should rinse their mouths gently for the first few days after surgery. Patients should not smoke or drink alcohol for at least a month. They should sleep with their head elevated till the swelling comes down. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least a month.
What are the alternatives to gum surgery?
The alternative to gum surgery is the laser assisted gum disease treatment also called LANAP.
Why visit Metro Manila?
Why is Metro Manila a popular tourist destination?
Metro Manila is the national capital area of the Philippines. It consists of the capital city Manila, 10 satellite cities and 5 towns. Most of the major historical sites, museums, leisure facilities and shopping centres in the Philippines are located here. The region also has a vibrant nightlife and eateries selling the best Filipino and western cuisine. Tourists have a wide choice of accommodation types with hotels and motels to fit every budget and houses, condominiums and apartments for rent.
Why is Metro Manila a popular international medical tourism destination?
Metro Manila has excellent, well-equipped hospitals and healthcare centres that are accredited by the Philippines Department of Health and internationally accredited by the JCI and the ISO. They are equipped on a par with hospitals in the west and offer high quality, yet low cost medical and dental services for overseas patients. Most healthcare facilities in Metro Manila have medical staff who speak English and who have trained in the west. They also offer attractive medical tourism packages for patients, combining treatment and a holiday.
How does a medical tourist get to Metro Manila from the airport?
There are two major international airports in Metro Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Clark International Airport. Taxis, buses and the Filipino public transportation vehicles called Jeepneys are available at the airports to take visitors to their destinations in Metro Manila. Some hospitals and clinics arrange airport pickup and drop off services for patients.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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