Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy Outcomes

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Babalola, Dolapo A. ; Omole, Folashade (2010)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Journal of Pregnancy, volume 2,010 (issn: 2090-2727, eissn: 2090-2735)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3065885, doi: 10.1155/2010/293439
  • Subject: RG1-991 | Gynecology and obstetrics | Case Report | Article Subject

An increasing number of studies are confirming an association between periodontal disease (PD) and adverse outcomes in pregnancy. PD places pregnant women at greater risk for preterm birth than alcohol consumption or smoking. This underscores the importance of offering dental screening to women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy and the need for physicians who provide obstetric care to be aware of the possible connection between poor dental health and poor pregnancy outcomes.
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