Periodontal Health of Pregnant Sudanese Women
Pregnant Women Attending Anti-natal Clinic at Ribat University Hospital
The present investigation was performed to assess the prevalence of periodontal conditions in pregnant women , to Identify the clinical signs of periodontal health and the exact stage of pregnancy at which gingival diseases arises and to study the relationship between gingival diseases and plaque accumulation in a group of pregnant sudanese women.
One hundred pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology referral clinic at Ribat University Hospital (Khartoum State) were randomly selected as a study group.
A group of 50 non-pregnant ladies of a matching age were selected from the co-patients as a control group.
Clinical Periodontal examination was done for the selected females ( Child bearing age 18 to 35 years ).
The result showed the following ; when the periodontal health for pregnant and non pregnant women were compared,There was an evident relation between pregnancy and Gingival index,Clinical attachment loss,Probable pocket depth,and Bleeding during brushing.
MOHAMED SALAH ELDIN ABU-BAKER achieved a Bachelor in Dental Surgery at BDS (INDIA).
He also bagged a Master degree in Periodontology-MSc(University of Khartoum,SUDAN).
Currently, he is Lecturer, in the Department of Periodontics at National Ribat University, Khartoum, SUDAN.