The side effects of smoking on the healing of dental implants.


Dental Implants and Smoking. Healing effects on dental procedures in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry


If you are thinking on getting dental implants in Cancun or even getting other types of dental treatments to stop infection one of the most important thing you should do is to stop smoking ASAP. Smoking is a major cause of deficiencies in healing in all aspects of a periodontal treatment, both nonsurgical treatment as in most (if not all) surgical procedures. This is specially important for patients who might need a bone grafting or even a sinus lift in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry. After the first preliminary evaluation and talking with our doctors, they might require you to stop smoking to provide the best chances for a successful treatment.


In a non surgical procedure, smoking will end up as a detriment on the overall time needed to heal, as wel as it can lead to a higher risk of infection. Smokers will get less blood flow into their gums and bone, complicating the process of defending against several types of conditions. In many cases this could be a determinant factor on the success or failure of a non-surgical treatment because a smoker might end up needing a higher dose of antibiotics to make up for the lessen ability to fight off bacteria.


Furthermore, when thinking on getting affordable dental implants, a dental extraction or some other kind of surgical procedure, you should also be aware that the smoke of cigarettes and nicotine lowers the rate of irrigation and hampers the regeneration of oral tissue and bone. The smoke residue will reduce the tissue’s ability to attach itself to the implant. The bonding of the gum and bone to the dental implant is a process known as osseointegration.


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