Influence of periodontitis on pregnancy and childbirth

Opacic, Jasmina; Maldonado, Alejandra; Ramseier, Christoph A.; Laugisch, Oliver (2019). Influence of periodontitis on pregnancy and childbirth. Swiss dental journal, 129(7-8), pp. 581-589. Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO

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For two decades, in periodontology, the effects of periodontal disease on pregnancy, low birth weight or premature birth have been investigated. Even hypertensive diseases during pregnancy have an influence on pregnancy possibly leading to the death of the untreated mother. Due to the stable increase in birth rates,in addition to women’s employment and careers, this topic has become more relevant in dentistry than ever before. Rates of prematurity and reduced birth weight are both increasing worldwide and are the main cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The need for action regarding the prevention, education and health care of pregnant women is given worldwide. This article first gives an overview of the topic and further discusses the necessary interdisciplinary gynecological and dental therapy. In the daily practice, dentists will be able to make a small but not insignificant contribution to improving the situation of affected women and their children.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology

UniBE Contributor:

Maldonado, Alejandra and Ramseier, Christoph Andreas


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO




Doris Burri

Date Deposited:

20 Jan 2020 08:40

Last Modified:

20 Jan 2020 08:40

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Parodontitis Schwangerschaft Frühgeburt niedriges Geburtsgewicht Präeklampsie




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