Treating periodontal disease for preventing preterm birth in pregnant women
Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group
Published Online: 20 APR 2005
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How to Cite
Crowther CA, Thomas N, Middleton P, Chua MC, Esposito M. Treating periodontal disease for preventing preterm birth in pregnant women (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005297. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005297.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 20 APR 2005
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To assess the effects of treating periodontal disease in pregnant women in order to prevent preterm birth, with the primary aim of reducing fetal, infant, childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality.
Any reduction in preterm births should result in reduced fetal, infant, childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality.
The primary hypothesis of the review is that treatment during pregnancy for periodontal disease (performed by a dentist, dental hygienist or therapist) will reduce the incidence of preterm birth.