2019
DOI: 10.3889/oamjms.2019.870
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A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Dental Care Utilization Among Pregnant Women in Saudi Arabia

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Oral and systemic problems are common among pregnant women. Routine dental visits are important for the maintenance of optimal oral health which is linked with systemic health. AIM: To evaluate dental care utilization and related factors among pregnant women in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in hospitals and healthcare centers in the cities of Khobar, Dammam, and Qatif in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. A piloted tested self… Show more

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“…A similar study showed that majority of the women believed that receiving dental treatment while pregnant could have negative effects on their pregnancy outcome. 16,17,18 Cost of dental treatment was another reason for the low dental consultation in our study. This was in consonant with previous study.…”
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confidence: 70%
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“…A similar study showed that majority of the women believed that receiving dental treatment while pregnant could have negative effects on their pregnancy outcome. 16,17,18 Cost of dental treatment was another reason for the low dental consultation in our study. This was in consonant with previous study.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 70%
“…15 Similar studies have also shown low dental consultation among pregnant women ranging from 13.7% to 35%. 7,11,12,[16][17][18][19] The prevalence obtained in this current study appears to be the lowest and may be a re ection of the low level of awareness of the importance of good dental hygiene in promoting better obstetric outcome as well as low resources available to the respondents.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 97%
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“…A study done in the United States showed that less than half of pregnant women reported visiting a dentist [15]. Similar studies have also shown low dental consultation among pregnant women ranging from 13.7% to 35% [7,11,12,[16][17][18][19]. The prevalence reported in this current study appears to be the lowest and may be a reflection of the low level of awareness of the importance of good dental hygiene in promoting better obstetric outcome, as well as low resources available to the participants.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 90%
“…The prevalence of dental consultation in this study was 8.7%. Although it is recommended that women should have dental care while pregnant, studies have shown that dental services utilization among pregnant women has remained very poor [14][15][16]. This trend appears to be a global one.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%