There have been conflicting reports from studies assessing whether periodontitis is related to negative neonatal outcomes including preterm birth (PTB; less than 37 weeks of gestation), low birth weight (LBW; less than 2,500g at birth), and preeclampsia.
This issue of the Colgate Oral Care report will review this topic among HIV-Positive Women as well as The Efficacy of a Three-Day Antibiotic Regimen in Managing Acute Dentoalveolar Abscess, Risk Assessment for Autoimmune Diseases, and Salivary Diagnostics for Periodontal Disease.
Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:
- Understand why periodontitis may be a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes among HIV-positive women.
- See the value of a three-day antibiotic regimen in managing acute dentoalveolar abscess.
- Discover how dental professionals can recognize symptoms and assess the risk for development of autoimmune disease.
- Learn about the role saliva can play in the diagnosis of periodontal disease.