Smokers may experience poorer bone regeneration than nonsmokers after periodontal treatment Critical Summary Prepared by: Woosung Sohn DDS, PhD, DrPH 

A Critical Summary of:

The effect of smoking on periodontal bone regeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Patel, Rupal A., Wilson, Ron F., Palmer, Richard M.. Journal of Periodontology. 2012;83(2):143-55

Published Date: 5/22/2013

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  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Smoking has a negative effect on bone regeneration after periodontal treatment.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    Results from studies with moderate to high risk of bias consistently suggest that smoking will have a negative effect on periodontal bone regeneration after periodontal treatment.

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