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Infertility & Oral Health

Journal of Periodontology researchers have determined that women undergoing ovulation induction for infertility treatment for more than 3 menstrual cycles experience higher gingival inflammation, bleeding and gingival crevicular fluid.

The gingival inflammation levels of women under going infertility treatment and ovulation induction were investigated and found that due to the medications these women were taking for more than 3 months they had higher levels of gingival inflammation, bleeding and fluid that contains enzymes and tissue breakdown products that have been examined as potential markets for the progression of gum disease.

Thus the presence of infection in the gum tissue is associated with unsuccessful embryo development and implantation failure invirtro fertilization patients.

Impact 10/04 pg 9