Having a rough time with my teeth and gums. Making an appointment to see my dentist asap. My gums are bleeding badly and really swollen. The dentist told me I have bone loss due to the smoking and I should stop, now i have stopped the problem seems like it is getting worse. I really don't want to loose my teeth but think it may be too late, which makes me feel sad. I don't want to smoke anymore I hated smoking, it made me feel like crap in the morning's. I don't to go back to the way I was. Smoking for me was a habit and I smoked more when I was bored. Four weeks on the patches now. I'm surprised I have got this far. Just hope I can put up with the bleeding gums and see my dentist soon.