Smoking and Implants
With all of the detrimental effects of smoking, did you know that it also can lead to premature tooth loss?
|More than 15 percent of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, typically in or around the ear and the jaw. The pain is often accompanied by clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or even headaches and neck aches.|
Numerous studies have shown that long-term tobacco use (cigarettes and chew) can not only cause periodontal (gum) disease, cause gums to recede and bone tissue to gradually disintegrate.
People who have dental implants are strongly discouraged from smoking, because smoking can cause acute tissue inflammation near the place where the implant is anchored to the jaw, which can cause the implant to eventually fail. This condition is called “peri-implantitis.”