In November 2002 I was miserable and in a lot of pain. I weighed 325 lb., 5’6″ with fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue, constant migraines and difficultly sleeping. I decided to have gastric bypass surgery after trying so many other weight loss diets/fads.
Today I weigh 175.
However, I have had some side effects that I am wondering if any other people are having?
My dental “heath” has changed completely since the surgery. My dentist said she can tell exactly from the date of my surgery when my teeth started having problems.
I have been getting more cavities than I ever have in my life time. My teeth are also more “fragile” resulting in cracks and pieces breaking off.
I have had to get several root canals with crowns on my teeth because of the cavity being so large or the tooth breaking apart. I also have had to even have a molar on the top of my mouth pulled because it was so bad it could not be saved.
I am only 52 years old. I have always had good dental care, cleaning two times a year. Brushed and flossed each night before bed.
So this is just a shock to me and my dentist. She also said that she has 2 other patients that have the same results from this surgery!
I am curious to hear from any one else out there regarding this problem. Thank you.