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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104


To determine the relationship between periodontal disease and upper genital tract inflammation in pregnancy. To determine whether certain fluid levels in the oral cavity and the vagina are associated with preterm birth or low-birth weight.

Study summary:

Patients will be enrolled in the study at their first prenatal visit after the details of the study have been discussed. Potential subjects will be presented with a questionnaire to determine eligibility for the study. The patient will be scheduled for an exam between 18-24 weeks at which time they will undergo a periodontal assessment, to determine the presence or absence of periodontal disease, a sampling of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and a vaginal swab collection. Periodontal disease will be determined by measuring the depth of gingival sulci, amount of periodontal attachment loss, and prevalence of gingival bleeding at six sites for each tooth present.


Inclusion Criteria: - Between the ages of 15-35 - Singleton gestation Exclusion Criteria: - Diabetes prior to pregnancy - Require antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment - Require steroids during pregnancy



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Eric Knudtson, MD
University of Oklahoma

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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