Providing complete oral health care for pregnant women is essential. Purpose of this study was to determine the periodontal diseases in pregnant and nonpregnant women in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Materials and methods
A cross-sectional study was carried out in UAE. The sample consisted of two groups of women resident in UAE were selected, one pregnant (mean age 28 years) and nonpregnant (mean age of 23 years). The questionnaires which include personal information, habit, medical and dental history were distributed among women attending the outpatient clinics of Iranian Hospital Dubai and Fujairah AUST Campus. In periodontal chart debris and calculus score for teeth #16, 11, 26, 46, 31, 36 were recorded and simplified oral hygiene index was determined. The periodontal parameters like bleeding on probing and loss of attachment of same teeth were independently checked and recorded.
Based on the findings over the questionnaires that were distributed between two groups of 80 volunteers one pregnant and nonpregnant woman, bleeding on probing and loss of attachment is seen more in pregnant women (p = 0.00).
There was a significant difference between the periodontal status between pregnant and nonpregnant women in UAE. Thus, pregnant women are more in danger of periodontal diseases and they need more dental care and preventive dentistry programs.
How to cite this article
Taheri JB, Azimi S, Mathew A, Pishgahi M. Comparison of Periodontal Status between Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2013;2(2):82-85.