Study explores link between periodontitis and preterm birth

11/20/2012 | DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Women who have preterm babies or babies at low birth weight babies are more likely to have periodontal disease than women who give birth to normal-weight, full-term infants, according to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology. Anaerobic and commensal bacterial profiles were similar among the two groups, leading researchers to conclude that oral bacteria were not likely to cause preterm birth. However, inflammatory profiles were different, suggesting inflammation could factor into premature labor, the researchers said.

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