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A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal DiseasesThe Association Between Periodontitis and Preterm Labor (PTL)

A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal Diseases: The Association Between... [Pregnancy is a time when periodontitis is commonly diagnosed and treated. Periodontal disease has been raised as a possible cause of preterm labor (PTL). There have been many studies testing for this association directly or by assessing the effects of periodontal treatment on PTL. In this chapter we review the literature with special attention to studies on the effects of periodontal treatment on rates of PTL. We point out a number of design problems regarding single-use scaling and root planning of teeth as a method of testing the hypothesized relationship that could explain why these treatments did not forestall PTL. We also describe positive studies that tested mechanical cleaning and/or antibacterial treatment and showed promising results against PTL. Finally, we describe a recent finding of genetic abnormality that appears to link PTL and periodontitis.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal DiseasesThe Association Between Periodontitis and Preterm Labor (PTL)

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
ISBN
978-3-662-49697-8
Pages
67 –79
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49699-2_6
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Abstract

[Pregnancy is a time when periodontitis is commonly diagnosed and treated. Periodontal disease has been raised as a possible cause of preterm labor (PTL). There have been many studies testing for this association directly or by assessing the effects of periodontal treatment on PTL. In this chapter we review the literature with special attention to studies on the effects of periodontal treatment on rates of PTL. We point out a number of design problems regarding single-use scaling and root planning of teeth as a method of testing the hypothesized relationship that could explain why these treatments did not forestall PTL. We also describe positive studies that tested mechanical cleaning and/or antibacterial treatment and showed promising results against PTL. Finally, we describe a recent finding of genetic abnormality that appears to link PTL and periodontitis.]

Published: May 18, 2016

Keywords: Oral Health; Periodontal Disease; Preterm Birth; Pregnancy Outcome; Preterm Labor

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