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Minerva Stomatologica 2005 May;54(5):255-64

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Periodontal disease as a risk factor in pregnancy

Felice P., Pelliccioni G. A., Checchi L.


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There is growing evidence that periodontal disease represents a risk factor for preterm delivery and premature membrane rupture. To prevent an oral inflammatory process evolving into a full-blown form of periodontitis, with possible severe repercussions on pregnancy outcome following systemic spread, future mothers should receive regular professional oral hygiene care throughout pregnancy.

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