GASTROENTEROLOGY / RESEARCH LETTER
 
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Introduction:
We aimed to determine if periodontal health deteriorates after bariatric surgery (BS).

Material and methods:
A search was performed in Medline and Embase, for prospective cohort studies with data on change in periodontal parameters after BS. Meta-analysis was performed with available data.

Results:
The results of 4 included studies consistently show significant (p<0.05) worsening of bleeding on probing (4.21% (CI: 0.32, 8.11)), clinical attachment loss (0.16mm (CI: 0.05, 0.27)), periodontal pockets depth (PPD) (0.14mm(CI: 0.06, 0.23)) and percentage of PPD 4-5 mm: 1.72% (CI: 0.11, 3.34) 6-months after BS, but no change after 12-months.

Conclusions:
BS may have a transient negative consequence on periodontal health.

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