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Letter to editor response: Periodontal disease as a primary cause of surgical site infection in fractures of the mandible – is smoking a confounding variable?

Published:November 21, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.10.007
      Many thanks for your interest in our paper. We agree that periodontal disease is a highly significant problem, and the nature of the long natural history and relatively silent clinical course can lead to an underestimation of its importance.
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