Prevention of Pre-Term Birth by Treatment of Periodontal Disease
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00133926
Verified April 2007 by King Edward Memorial Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The aim of the study is to investigate, in an Australian population of pregnant women, whether the treatment of periodontal disease during pregnancy prevents pre-term birth and other complications of pregnancy. Dental screening and periodontal treatment protocols have been based on standard techniques employed by hygienists that can be readily applied to the general obstetric population.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Pregnant women, with single pregnancies, between 12 and 20 weeks gestation
Periodontal disease defined as periodontal pocketing at a threshold of 4mm or more at 10% or more of sites
Agree to receive periodontal treatment
Unable to attend for treatment
Less than 16 years of age
Have a fetus with an abnormality that predisposes the pregnancy to pre-term birth
Cardiac disease that would require antibiotic therapy
Have fewer than 20 teeth
Present for antenatal care after 20 weeks gestation
Unable to understand the implications of participation in the trial