Tobacco compsuntion and periodontal disease.
Smoking and excessive alcohol are risk factors for periodontal diseases. The success of periodontal treatment also depends on stopping those damaging habits. Dr Sanz at Wilmington Periodontics & Implants is determined to help his patients quit smoking and excessive alcohol use.
Tobacco is the most important risk factor for the development of periodontal disease. Smokers have a 2.5-fold higher risk of periodontal disease compared to nonsmokers and the more you smoke the worse it is!