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Should I smoke after having a TMJ surgery?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Oral cancer may mess

Up all that good work your doctor did for you!

In brief: Oral cancer may mess

Up all that good work your doctor did for you!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Seth Black
Do not smoke...period. Bad for everything and it compromises your immune system, decreases blood flow besides what you already know!
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

I would not smoke at any time.

In brief: No

I would not smoke at any time.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Never

Smoking constricts blood vessels, which compromises the blood supply to healing tissues, and destroys the body's vitamin c reserves, which the body needs for the healing of tissues.

In brief: Never

Smoking constricts blood vessels, which compromises the blood supply to healing tissues, and destroys the body's vitamin c reserves, which the body needs for the healing of tissues.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Of course not!

Smoking after general anesthesia increases the risk of pulmonary problems such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Plus, smoking delays and impairs wound healing. Bad idea.

In brief: Of course not!

Smoking after general anesthesia increases the risk of pulmonary problems such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Plus, smoking delays and impairs wound healing. Bad idea.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

No! nuff said. Don't substitute with gum chewing either. Follow your surgeon's instructions!

In brief: NO

No! nuff said. Don't substitute with gum chewing either. Follow your surgeon's instructions!
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Sure

Smoking will slow healing down in some cases.
With TMJ surgery it shouldn't affect healing or the surgical result.

In brief: Sure

Smoking will slow healing down in some cases.
With TMJ surgery it shouldn't affect healing or the surgical result.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry

In brief: Not really

Smoking is prohibited post operative , since it compromise healing and cause other problems too.
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In brief: Not really

Smoking is prohibited post operative , since it compromise healing and cause other problems too.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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In brief: No

The inhaling of the cigarette/cigar/pipe etc.
, is not recommended. It can slow down or inhibit healing.

In brief: No

The inhaling of the cigarette/cigar/pipe etc.
, is not recommended. It can slow down or inhibit healing.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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