Periodontal health and adverse pregnancy outcome in 3,576 Turkish women

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Toygar H. U., Seydaoglu G., Kurklu S., Guzeldemir E., Arpak N.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.78, no.11, pp.2081-2094, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2007.070092
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2081-2094
  • Keywords: birth, low birth weight, periodontal disease, preterm, risk factors, LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT, RISK-FACTORS, ORAL-HEALTH, DISEASE, ASSOCIATION, SMOKING, PREMATURITY, INFECTIONS, DELIVERY, THERAPY
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Background: Preterm low birth weight (PLBW) is a problem encountered worldwide. The many causes of low birth weight (LBW) and premature or preterm birth (PTB) vary among developing/industrialized countries. Few studies have been published, in part because of the paucity of subjects and the ethnic heterogeneity of the populations. Our goals were to correlate maternal periodontal disease with birth outcomes in a Turkish population and evaluate maternal periodontal health.