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 Quezon City?
Why is Quezon City a popular tourist destination?
Quezon City has everything to offer for a tourist. It is a delightful destination for art lovers, food lovers and nature lovers. It is the home of the GMA Network Centre where high quality Filipino radio and television programmes are produced and visitors can accidently meet Filipino celebrities on their way to work. Accommodation in Quezon City includes hotels for all budgets, guesthouses and serviced apartments.
Why is Quezon City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Quezon City has world class specialist government and private hospitals and clinics catering to overseas patients. Many of these hospitals are affiliated to American university hospitals. They are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international agencies including JCI and the Germany based accreditation organization TEMOS. The city government have launched an initiative to make Quezon City one of the world’s best medical tourism locations by 2020, by adopting the QC Medical Tourism Vision 2020 Commitment at the Medical Tourism Stakeholders Summit held in June 2017.
How does a medical tourist get to Quezon City from the airport?
The airport that serves Quezon City is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Medical tourists can get to Quezon City from the airport using shuttle buses and taxis. They can also find the local form of transport called Jeepneys outside the airport. Most hospitals, hotels and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport.
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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