The Nutritional Status of the Bariatric Patient and Its Effect on Periodontal Disease

  • Terry Weideman
  • Published 2013

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.

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@inproceedings{Weideman2013TheNS, title={The Nutritional Status of the Bariatric Patient and Its Effect on Periodontal Disease}, author={Terry Weideman}, year={2013} }