HomeBlogDental Care for Mom by Elgin Dentist Can Save Baby’s Life!

Some doctors and dentists are partnering as never before. Why? Dr. Lodding’s dental care facility in Elgin is dedicated to spreading the word about the connection oral health has with overall body wellness and vice versa. The following medical findings may shock you.

A 35-year-old woman experienced severe bleeding of the gums during her pregnancy. Although approximately 75% of pregnant women experience this symptom, it isn’t to be taken lightly! Bacteria collect and form pockets within the gum tissue. According to a study published in the February 2010 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology by researcher Yiping Han, this oral bacterium can then enter the bloodstream and potentially infect an unborn child with fatal results!

Such was discovered to be the case with the aforementioned pregnant woman who consequently delivered a stillborn child. Post-mortem microbial studies proved the baby had died from a septic infection and inflammation caused by F. nucleatum in its lungs and stomach. This matched the bacterium found in the mother’s mouth due to her untreated gingivitis.

With preventative periodontal treatment and balanced oral health care only an appointment away, Smile for Life Dental can help safeguard your smile and the health of those you love. Proudly providing oral cancer screening, oral DNA testing and a gentle, thorough examination of your mouth’s tissues, we look out for the dental care needs of our Elgin family like no one else! Call for your consult today!

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