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IJHSR. 2014; 4(5): 248-258


Effects of Smoking on Periodontal Therapy.

Sandeep Anant Lawande.

Abstract
Smoking is considered to be one of the most significant risk factors associated with periodontal disease initiation and progression. Smoking may influence the clinical outcome of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy as well as the long-term success of implant placement. This article discusses the effects of smoking on the response to periodontal treatment and explores the beneficial effects of smoking cessation in periodontal therapy.

Key words: smoking, periodontal disease, periodontal therapy, smoking cessation



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