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Topics include diagnosis of periodontal disease using blood and saliva testing; periodontal tissue, salivary gland, and tooth regeneration; tissue-engineered bone; correlation of periodontal disease with cardiovascular disease, preterm low birth weight, and diabetes; genetic diagnosis of drug-induced gingival overgrowth; dentinal remineralization and hypersensitivity; the effect of whitening procedures on tooth structure; discriminate removal of carious dentin using a caries detector; nerve injury due to tooth extraction or implant placement; morphologic changes to the mandibular canal and maxillary sinus following tooth loss; and identification of vessels and nerves in the maxillary tuberosity for implant placement.
Periodontal infection as a possible risk factor for preterm low birth weight [Electronic version].
Introduction Pregnant women with periodontal disease may be at increased risk for having preterm low birth weight children (PLBW).
Women whose third trimester fell during the fall/winter months and who were in the highest DWTD quintile had an estimated 39% greater risk of giving birth to a term low birth weight infant and a 24% greater risk of having a preterm low birth weight infant, compared to women in the lowest DWTD quintile.
They also showed that in the preterm low birth weight group that the mean pocket depth and the frequency of sites with CAL > 3 mm were lower than in the control group.
This article reviews the relationship between periodontal disease, preterm low birth weight and preeclampsia.
Periodontal therapy reduces the rate of preterm low birth weight in women with pregnancy-associated gingivitis.