Prevention of preterm delivery with periodontal treatment

Tibor Novák, Márta Radnai, István Gorzó, E. Urbán, H. Orvos, József Eller, A. Pál

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Abstract

Objective: To demonstrate the role of periodontal treatment (PT) in the prevention of preterm delivery (PD). Methods: A comparative prospective study of two groups of pregnant women with threatening PD was carried out at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Szeged: group A (n = 39) comprised patients who were merely examined dentally for periodontitis, and group B (n = 44) consisted of patients who received periodontal treatment during pregnancy. Results: Periodontitis was identified in 19 cases (48.7%) in group A and in 18 cases (40.9%) in group B. The mean birth weight of the newborns was significantly higher in group B (3,009.1 g) than in group A (2,580.8 g; p = 0.007). The rate of premature birth was significantly lower in the group who received PT (p = 0.012, odds ratio = 3.5, 95% confidence interval = 1.38-8.86). Conclusions: The PT of pregnant women can decrease the rate of premature birth and consequently lead to a better neonatal health outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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Periodontitis
Premature Birth
Pregnant Women
Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Therapeutics
Gynecology
Birth Weight
Odds Ratio
Newborn Infant
Prospective Studies
Confidence Intervals
Pregnancy
Infant Health

Keywords

  • Periodontal treatment
  • Periodontitis
  • Preterm delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Prevention of preterm delivery with periodontal treatment. / Novák, Tibor; Radnai, Márta; Gorzó, István; Urbán, E.; Orvos, H.; Eller, József; Pál, A.

In: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 08.2009, p. 230-233.

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Novák, Tibor ; Radnai, Márta ; Gorzó, István ; Urbán, E. ; Orvos, H. ; Eller, József ; Pál, A. / Prevention of preterm delivery with periodontal treatment. In: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 230-233.
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