Periodontal diseases and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

  title={Periodontal diseases and adverse pregnancy outcomes.},
  author={Shihoko Komine-Aizawa and Sohichi Aizawa and Satoshi Hayakawa},
  journal={The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research},
From last decade of the 20th century, numerous epidemiological studies and intervention trials have attempted to prove the relationships between maternal periodontal diseases and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO). Periodontal diseases are considered a risk factor for APO, including preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, low birthweight, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. However, the efficacy of periodontal treatment during pregnancy is controversial. Two pathogenic mechanisms might… CONTINUE READING
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