I am not a heavy smoker
I am not a heavy smoker but I used to be for about 30 years.Now I am used to smoke just 5-7 light and filter cigaretes in a day max.Anyway recently I have been told by my dentist to place about ten implants since I have already lost my original teeth cause of side effects of a necessary drug that I had to take.My dentist says 5 cigaretes per day is not too dangerouse for doing implant procedures if I observe the cleaning and brushing rules about healthy of tooth.
is it right?
Furthermore I have heard that the processes of recovery and healing after the surgey for implant take about six months,my question is that if smoking is contraindication during this period or the healing you have to avoid and stop it till end of your life? I mean if I stop smoking before implant process and get them successfully along with healing the tissues of gums etc. ,thereafter can I smoke again at this low level or not?
I know it is a good idea to stop smoking forever but at present time it is hard to me to think about stoping the smoke forever.
Please help me to make a decision with respect to my little history.