Reduce the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Preventive therapies and oral hygiene education before conception and during early pregnancy may help reduce the severity of periodontal diseases and the negative effects of inflammation on pregnancy.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with inflammation and periodontal diseases.
- Explain how maternal oral infection can affect a developing fetus.
- Discuss the current professional recommendations for treating and managing pregnant patients.
This course was published in the February 2015 issue and expires February 28, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.