The nutritional status of the bariatric patient and its effect on periodontal disease

Terry Weideman, Roschelle Heuberger

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Abstract

The impact of bariatric surgery upon oral health is becoming an increasingly important health issue in the medical profession. It has not been until recently that nutrient deficiencies caused by bariatric surgery have been linked to diseases of the mouth such as periodontal disease. More research is needed in this area and should be coupled with a multidisciplinary approach to help educate both medical professionals and patients in how to recognize and prevent oral disease after bariatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalBariatric Surgical Patient Care
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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