Background: Observation carried out in early 2016 to a number of pregnant women in Community Health Center Surabaya found that more than 80% of pregnant women had infected gingiva or gingivitis. Pregnant women are susceptible to oral and dental disease. Oral heath problem could impact on oral health-related quality of life, includes physical pain, physical disability, psychological discomfort, functional limitation, and social disability. Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of severity level of infected gingiva on oral health-related quality of life of pregnant woman. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 Community Health Centers Surabaya and involved 106 pregnant women. All of participants were examined regarding their severity level of infected gingiva, also answered the quality of life questionnaire. Result: Lower quality life of pregnant woman were observed in woman presenting more severe infected gingiva level. Conclusion: Oral health-related quality of life of pregnant woman were influenced by the severity level of infected gingiva.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|
- Quality of life