Pregnancy and Periodontal Disease: What Are the Risks?

Are you pregnant or may become pregnant in the near future? You may want to think about booking an appointment to check for periodontal disease and ensure that you and your child are healthy and safe from the harms of periodontal disease and poor oral health care. Many studies have found a connection between periodontal disease and birth issues such as low term birth weight and premature birth, including most recently a 2013 study.

Non-surgical periodontal therapy is safe for pregnant women. Contact Arbutus North Dental to set up a consultation and avoid the risks associated with periodontal disease during pregnancy.