Armijos Briones, Fernando Marcelo Cunalata Toapaxi, Zulay De Los Ángeles Segura Acosta, Jessica Pamela Mena Silva, Paola Andrea


Pregnancy is a dynamic state of physiological changes that affect the health, perceptions and interactions with the environment of a pregnant woman. A pregnant woman needs medical supervision, prevention and physical and emotional support throughout this period. The care of the teeth of a pregnant woman requires special attention, delaying some of the therapeutic gestures, coinciding with the period of pregnancy destined for maturation and organogenesis. The application of preventive dentistry focuses on prenatal and postnatal care. In this article, we review some of the oral manifestations associated with pregnancy such as periodontitis, gingivitis and tooth decay, therefore, these changes can affect the oral health of a pregnant woman.

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pregnancy, periodontitis, gingivitis, tooth decay, oral health.

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