Periodontal disease as a risk factor for pre-eclampsia: a case control study.

  title={Periodontal disease as a risk factor for pre-eclampsia: a case control study.},
  author={Varol Çanakçi and Cenk Fatih Çanakçi and H{\"u}meyra Canakci and Ebru Canakci and Yasin Çiçek and Metin Ingeç and Mehmet Ozgoz and Turgut Demir and Alparslan Dilsiz and Hatice Yagiz},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={44 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between periodontal disease and pre-eclampsia, while controlling known risk factors for pre-eclampsia. METHODS A matched case-control study was carried out on 41 pre-eclamptic women and 41 normotensive, healthy, pregnant, control women. The pre-eclamptic women and controls were individually matched for age, gravidity, parity, smoking and prenatal care. The number of teeth and the number of restorations and decay on all tooth surfaces, and clinical… CONTINUE READING

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