Relationship Between Gum Disease And Miscarriages

During pregnancy most women will experience minimal complications although sadly at times miscarriages and stillbirths may unfortunately happen.
In regards to your oral health, scientists have been looking closely at the correlation between gum disease and miscarriages where experts say it could increase the risk by 3 times.

Gum disease can be classified into 3 groups: Gingivitis, Early Periodontitis and Advanced Periodontitis. It is caused by harmful bacteria harbouring in a person’s mouth and causing infection and inflammation to their gums and surrounding tissues. These germs and bacteria can travel into the bloodstream (up to 700 different types) and eventually to the womb potentially increasing the risk for miscarriage and stillbirth.

The links between gum disease and pregnancy complications has been established in regards to: low birth weight, early delivery and dangerously high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) which, in turn, could lead to miscarriages or stillbirth.

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, or are pregnant, please see your oral health professional at Confident Healthcare for a thorough check up and clean and adhere to a regular brushing and flossing routine to minimise any risks and ensure optimum health during your pregnancy.

Call us today to schedule your appointment on 4285 1222. Looking after your Oral Health is looking after your baby.

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