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Pregnancy

Pregnant women are particularly prone to periodontal (gum) disease due to hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. The oral mucosa becomes hypertrophic or thickened and sprayed more blood.


In this situation could occour a strong proliferation of bacteria in mouth and plaque’s accumulation. According to research findings, pregnant women with periodontal disease may be at higher risk for delivering pre-term, low birth weight infants that is, an infant born before the 37th week of pregnancy. This could happen because of the inflammatory process triggered by periodontitis.

Excessive bacteria can enter the bloodstream through your gums; the bacteria can travel to the uterus, triggering the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are suspected to induce premature labor.