Studies have shown that smoking increases your chance of losing teeth by 700%! Smoking has a myriad of negative affects throughout your body and in your mouth, but paramount of these is delayed wound healing.
Luckily, research points out that if you are able to quit, you can restore your healing capabilities and increase your chance of success of all types of oral surgery, including dental implants.
Please feel free to discuss with your periodontal therapist or dentist your desire to quit smoking. We are happy to assist you in any way we can in reaching this goal.
Additional information and assistance can be obtained from the US Government at: www.smokefree.gov