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!