Smoking and wound healing: a review.

W. G. Frick, R. R. Seals

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It is now generally accepted that smoking impairs wound healing. This article briefly reviews wound healing and a number of local and systemic responses to smoking which may have deleterious effects on wound healing. It is important that dentists fully understand the deleterious effects of smoking on wound healing and that they fully explain to their patients who smoke the compromised tissue response and surgical results that can be anticipated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalTexas dental journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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