Exploring the relationship between periodontal disease and pregnancy complications.

@article{Bobetsis2006ExploringTR,
  title={Exploring the relationship between periodontal disease and pregnancy complications.},
  author={Yiorgos A Bobetsis and S. P. Barros and Steven Offenbacher},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={137 Suppl},
  pages={7S-13S}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that maternal gingivitis and periodontitis may be a risk factor for preterm birth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED To clarify the possible mechanisms behind the association between periodontal disease and preterm delivery, the authors reviewed studies of the effect of infection with periodontal pathogens in animal models on pregnancy outcomes including fetal growth, placental structural abnormalities and neonatal health… CONTINUE READING