A 34-year-old member asked:
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how long am i suppose to wait to chew tobacco after getting teeth pulled and implants?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
36 years experience Dentistry
Never: Chewing tobacco has been implicated in developing oral cancer.
Answered on May 12, 2016
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
SERIOUSLY?!?: How about forever? That would be a good start. In addition to the obvious cancer potential (ever read the little warning label on the side of the tin?), the chemicals in tobacco have been implicated in delayed wound healing. If you spent the money on implants, not to mention endured the post-operative healing period, why screw it up? That makes no sense.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
23 years experience Prosthodontics
100 years: How about if you use that as an excuse to stop using tobacco products? The use of tobacco and oral cancer, gum disease, etc has been extensibly demosntrated. Please be healthy and stop using any tobacco products.
Answered on May 4, 2013

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