Smokers may experience poorer bone regeneration than nonsmokers after periodontal treatment
Woosung Sohn DDS, PhD, DrPH
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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