Dental complications following gastric restrictive bariatric surgery.

@article{Heling2006DentalCF,
  title={Dental complications following gastric restrictive bariatric surgery.},
  author={Ilana Heling and Harold David Sgan-Cohen and Maayan Itzhaki and Nahum Beglaibter and Oleg Avrutis and Zwi Gimmon},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={
          1131-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Morbid obesity is a scourge of the 21st century. The effective therapeutic measure is bariatric surgery. The medical literature has inadequately reported the potential deleterious effects of such surgery on dental health. Acidic levels in the oral cavity, which are known to be one of the postoperative side-effects of bariatric surgery, directly result in dental caries and tooth erosion. We investigated the self-assessment of postoperative bariatric patients with regard to their… CONTINUE READING
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