Pregnancy is a period when the mothers to be the most susceptible to disease. So they should be especially careful. However, most of them tend to ignore the advice of doctors, as they do not always know about their importance to the overall wellbeing of mother and child and a normal delivery.
There is a direct correlation between the health of the oral cavity of pregnant women and the health of the fetus. In fact, pregnant women who suffered from periodontal disease, seven times more likely to be born premature baby.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan said: "Gingivitis (inflammation of gums) during pregnancy is a common complication of oral cavity, which affects largely affect the state of the expectant mothers . Bleeding, swollen, red gums and bad breath here are some signs of gingivitis during pregnancy. In fact, eighty percent of pregnant women complain about such complications. And when the disease remains untreated, the symptoms can get worse ".
He adds: "periodontal Disease have a negative impact on the teeth and gums of the unborn child, therefore, all dental problems should be treated in time to avoid complications. "It is also important for a pregnant woman to undergo a clinical examination by a dentist. It is essential that the teeth examined before and after you have planned the pregnancy".