Gums, Dreams & Aunt Jemima

Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 20:10

16 Feb 2004, 10:21 #11

Interesting thread - I did notice that during the second week of my quit I kept smelling Cup of Noodle - Funny cuz we don't eat that! lol Another thing I noticed is that my gums are super sensitive, that just started this week. And of course I have had many dreams about smoking - at first they were all about my husband smoking then it was about me. They seem to have dissipated recently. Anyway - I know this thread was started a while back but since I just found it I thought I'd post my experiences on this topic. Image

Take good care all and NTAP!

Tammy - I have chosen not to smoke for 3 Weeks 1 Day 18 Hours 7 Minutes 5 Seconds. During this time I've not smoked 341 cigarettes at a savings of $56.32 and I've reclaimed 1 Day 15 Hrs 49 Mins 15 Secs of my life.

John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

16 Mar 2004, 20:19 #12

Smoking cessation increases gingival blood flow
and gingival crevicular fluid.

Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004 April; 31(4): Pages 267-272.

Morozumi T, Kubota T, Sato T, Okuda K, Yoshie H.

Division of Periodontology, Department of Oral Biological Science, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan.

Morozumi T, Kubota T, Sato T, Okuda K, Yoshie H: Smoking cessation increases gingival blood flow and gingival crevicular fluid. J Clin Periodontol 2004 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2004.00476.x. Copyright Blackwell Munksgaard, 2004.
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of smoking cessation on gingival blood flow (GBF) and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF).

Material and Methods: Sixteen male smokers (aged 22-39 (25.34.0) years), with no clinical signs of periodontal and systemic diseases, were recruited. The experiment was performed before (baseline) and at 1, 3 and 5 days, and at 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks after smoking cessation. The status of smoking and smoking cessation was verified by exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) concentration, and by serum nicotine and cotinine concentrations. A laser Doppler flowmeter was used to record relative blood flow continuously, on three gingival sites of the left maxillary central incisor (mid-labial aspect of the gingival margin and bilateral interdental papillae). The GCF was collected at the mesio- and disto-labial aspects of the left maxillary central incisor and the volume was calculated by the Periotron 6000(R) system. The same measurements except for the GBF were performed on 11 non-smoking controls (four females and seven males), aged 23-27 (24.41.2) years.

Results: Eleven of 16 smokers successfully completed smoking cessation for 8 weeks. At 1 day after smoking cessation, there was a significantly lower CO concentration than at baseline (p<0.01). Also, nicotine and cotinine concentrations markedly decreased at the second measurement. The GBF rate of smokers was significantly higher at 3 days after smoking cessation compared to the baseline (p<0.01). While the GCF volume was significantly increased at 5 days after smoking cessation compared to the baseline (p<0.01), it was significantly lower than that of non-smokers until 2 weeks after smoking cessation (p<0.01).

Conclusion: The results show that the gingival microcirculation recovers to normal in the early stages of smoking cessation, which could activate the gingival tissues metabolism/remodeling, and contribute to periodontal health.

PMID: 15016254 [PubMed - in process]

Joanne Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

07 Jul 2006, 00:32 #13


Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

14 Nov 2006, 09:27 #14

Hi!!!! I just wanted to say that your sense of smell improves GREATLY when you quit smoking. Maybe there is a maple syrup smell around you and always has been but you just haven't noticed it before. I can smell someone smoking from 2 blocks away! My food also tastes and smells much more intense.

I have been quit for 4 Weeks, 23 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds (28 days). I have saved $260.62 by not smoking 1,737 cigarettes. I have saved 6 Days and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 10/15/2006 8:26 PM