Heavy Smokers Receive No Benefit from Periodontitis Treatment


A new study from Aarthus University explored the effect of smoking on the results of treatment for different levels of periodontitis. The research revealed that heavy smokers with severe periodontitis got no benefit from the treatment, “while heavy smokers with moderate periodontitis only had a 50 percent effect from the treatment.”

In some cases, the inflammation actually got worse for the heaviest smokers, despite receiving the most extensive treatment. This shows the importance of having resources and promotion behind quitting smoking when treating periodontitis.

Read more about the study from Aarthus University.

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