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Dent. J. 2014, 2(4), 134-141;

Oral Mucosal Disorders in Pregnant versus Non-Pregnant Women

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 7195615878, Iran
Baqeyatollah Polyclinic, Kazirun Gate, Shiraz 1993643114, Iran
Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 7139748479, Iran
Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Suite 3201-B, Jackson Medical Mall, 350 Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 31 August 2014 / Revised: 8 November 2014 / Accepted: 20 November 2014 / Published: 2 December 2014
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The effects of pregnancy on the Oral Mucosa Disorder (OMD) have been sporadically documented in some developed countries. Less known is the status of OMD during pregnancy in less developed/developing countries. Iran is no exception. This study assesses the prevalence of OMD in 200 pregnant women and compares the findings with the findings from a 200 non-pregnant woman of similar age distribution in Iran. The participants had been referred to a clinic to receive reproductive age-related services. Participants suffering from systemic chronic diseases, those on medications/drugs, smokers, needing biopsies, and those with urgent Oral Mucosal Lesion (OML) treatments were excluded from the study. Oral mucosal of all 400 participants were examined. The participants’ age ranges were from 17 to 47; with the average age of 33.14 for one group; and 30.23 for the other group. Both groups had the same level of formal education. Out of 400 examined women; 62 had lesions, including 47 pregnant (23.5%); and 15 non-pregnant (7.5%) women. This result shows that the OMD rate of occurrence was significantly higher among the pregnant women. Higher OML prevalence in pregnant women, as compared to the non-pregnant women, indicates the importance of timely oral examination of pregnant women and subsequent treatment plans for them. View Full-Text
Keywords: Oral Mucosa Disorder (OMD); Oral Mucosal Lesion (OML); pregnancy; pregnancy-related lesion; Shiraz; Iran Oral Mucosa Disorder (OMD); Oral Mucosal Lesion (OML); pregnancy; pregnancy-related lesion; Shiraz; Iran
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Rezazadeh, F.; Falsafi, N.; Sarraf, Z.; Shahbazi, M. Oral Mucosal Disorders in Pregnant versus Non-Pregnant Women. Dent. J. 2014, 2, 134-141.

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