Int J Stomatol ›› 2021, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (6): 621-628.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2021117

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Clinical diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies of common oral infectious disease during pregnancy

Liu Chengcheng(),Ding Yi()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of Periodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2021-04-25 Revised:2021-09-02 Online:2021-11-01 Published:2021-10-28
  • Contact: Yi Ding;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(82071121)


Oral infectious disease is one of the most common diseases during pregnancy. However, some dentists choose to refuse or postpone treatment of oral diseases during pregnancy due to concerns about safety and uncertain outcomes. As an important part of pregnancy health, proper intervention on oral diseases during pregnancy is beneficial to the physical and mental health of patients and may reduce the mother-to-child transmission of oral pathogens. Therefore, under the premise of following the principles of safety, necessity, comfort, and multidisciplinary cooperation, scientific and standardized management of oral infectious diseases is thus recommended. This strategy requires choosing the right time, according to the specific physiological characteristics of the patient during pregnancy. Prevention and treatment should also be carried out. In this paper, we summarize existing relevant literature and evidence and analyze the main points of the clinical management of common oral infectious diseases during pregnancy. We aim to provide a reference for the implementation of safe and favorable management decisions for oral infections during pregnancy.

Key words: pregnancy, oral infections, periodontal infection, dental caries, pulp infection, pericoronitis of the third molar

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