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Is smoking part of my implant problem

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I got a dental implant about 1 and 1/2 months ago. When I was brushing my teeth there was some bleeding near the implant. Do you think the fact that I kept smoking is causing a problem?

Janet- Connecticut

Janet,

Though smoking is very bad for you, I do not think it is the cause of your bleeding. The dental implant is new and sensitive. You may have just been brushing too hard. Some symptoms of dental implant failure are pain, mobility, and loose bone around the implant.  Whether you quit smoking or not is up to you, though it would be a good decision.

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