Periodontitis in pregnancy is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, there is limited awareness on the association between periodontal disease and pregnancy. It is crucial that healthcare professionals understand this relationship and physicians and the oral healthcare team work collaboratively to manage the treatment of patients.


This infographic discusses the implications of periodontal disease on pregnancy outcomes. Learning points discussed are association between periodontitis and pregnancy, mechanisms behind adverse pregnancy outcomes in patients, barriers to the utilisation of dental services during pregnancy, and recommendations for health care practitioners and pregnant women on how to prevent, treat and maintain oral hygiene.