I got an implant a little over a month ago. For some reason when I brush my teeth there is some bleeding at the implant site. Do you think the fact that I smoke is damaging it? I’m not looking for a lecture, just an honest answer.
Frank B. from San Antonio, TX
An honest answer is that your implant site is probably just still sensitive. Give it some time and the bleeding should stop. There are some signs of dental implants failing to look out for, such as pain, implant mobility, and loose bone. However, smoking can cause other periodontal and mouth issues.
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