Aim Assess the knowledge and awareness of periodontal disease and its effect on pregnancy among pregnant women.
Materials and Method In this cross-sectional survey, self-administered, specially formulated objective type questionnaire were distributed to 100 pregnant women. The questionnaire consisted of 23 questions divided into 4 parts.
Result The collected data were analyzed by frequency percentage. Only 29% of participants were aware of importance of dental checkup during pregnancy and 18% were aware of importance of oral hygiene practices during pregnancy.15% of participants never visited dentist and found to have poor oral hygiene.
Conclusion The awareness and knowledge level of periodontal health among pregnant women was found to be very low.
Keywords : Pregnancy, Periodontal health, Awareness.