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Conditions of oral health of pregnancy from Botucatu (São Paulo State) and its knowledge about the importance of oral health in pregnancy

Grant number: 13/12053-1
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2013 - August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal researcher:Jose Carlos Peraçoli
Grantee:Jose Carlos Peraçoli
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Helderjan de Souza Mendes ; Paulo Sérgio da Silva Santos


Periodontal disease is present in at least one tooth in 80% of the adult population of the world is a chronic oral infection that exposes the host to bacterial antigens and virulence factors, manifesting itself in two forms: gingivitis and chronic periodontitis and can cause to tooth loss.  Periodontal disease, is also associated to clinical complications, such as cardiovascular problems, diabetes mellitus, respiratory infections, osteoporosis and premature births newborn with low birth weight.More specifically in relation to pregnancy, there are several complications, and are associated with hormonal, immunological, dietary and comportamenta, may cause oral health problems, mainly including periodontal tissues.The periodontal problems cause discomfort to pregnant women, as well as endanger the pregnancy. The literature shows that pregnant women with periodontal pockets of infection are more likely to have newborn low birth weight, preterm delivery, preeclampsia and early abortion; addition there is evidence of the association between periodontal disease and increased risk of systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus.Therefore there is a need for call centers pregnant women, have a protocol for dental care well defined, creating a breakthrough in prenatal care and in public health policy. (AU)

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OTSUKA PADOVAN FIGUEIREDO, MARINA GUIM; TAKITA, STEFANIE YAEMI; RAMOS DOURADOL, BIANCA MARIA; MENDES, HELDERJAN DE SOUZA; TERAKADO, ERICK OLSEN; DE CARVALHO NUNES, HELIO RUBENS; BRANCO DA FONSECA, CATIA REGINA. Periodontal disease: Repercussions in pregnant woman and newborn health-A cohort study. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 11 NOV 22 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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