Does smoking affect bone graft surgery? Does it affect my dental implant which will be placed after some months?
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answer is yes, contraindicated in graft and implant surgery. major culprit for failure. so stop smoking.
Is smoking harmful to bone graft and dental implants
Smoking definitley will delay healing and is not recommended after surgery or if you want to get dental implants.
Smoking and Dental Implants
Smoking increases the possibility of implant failure. When working to maintain a healthy oral lifestyle; it is important to consider your diet, how many times you brush your teeth, and your day to day habits. Smoking, especially daily, increases your chances of gum disease and failed implants. Smoking after bone graft procedure can cause your bone to not heal properly. Toxins in the nicotine can cause infection to the gums and decrease the chances of the bone properly healing. By smoking after such a procedure yourself in extreme risk of failure.
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