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furcation

 [fur-ka´shun]
the anatomical area where the roots divide on a multirooted tooth.

fur·ca·tion

(fŭr-kā'shŭn),
1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch.
2. In dental anatomy, the region of a multirooted tooth at which the roots divide.
[L. furca, fork]

furcation

/fur·ca·tion/ (fur-ka´shun) the anatomical area of a multirooted tooth where the roots divide.

furcation

[fərkā′shən]
Etymology: L, furca, fork
the region of division of tooth root. It is a bifurcation if there are two roots or a trifurcation if there are three roots.

fur·ca·tion

(fŭr-kā'shŭn)
1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch.
2. dentistry The region of a multirooted tooth where the roots divide.
[L. furca, fork]

fur·ca·tion

(fŭr-kā'shŭn)
In dental anatomy, the region of a multirooted tooth at which the roots divide.
[L. furca, fork]

furcation (furkā´shən),

n the region of division of the root portion of a tooth.
furcation defects,
n.pl the structural defects that occur in the region of the division of the root of a tooth into two, three, or four divisions. Generally, these constitute a communication channel between the pulp and the periodontal space.
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Furcation.

furcation

the area where roots join the crown in a tooth with multiple roots.

furcation exposure
a classification of the degree of exposure accessible with a periodontal probe. Used in periodontal charting.
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For affected posterior teeth, significant attachment loss will lead to the destruction of alveolar bone between a tooth's roots, forming a dental furcation.
Criteria of successful IPT were: Clinically, an absence of symptoms or signs such as pathologic mobility and fistula/soft tissue oedema; Radiologically, absence of furcation bone and periodontal space pathology or internal/ external pathological root resorption.
Periodontal regeneration in class III furcation defects of beagle dogs using guided tissue regenerative therapy with platelet-derived growth factor.
Such blockage prevents drainage of exudate which results from the inflammatory reaction and is frequently seen in pockets having narrow, tortuous paths associated with furcations and deep infra-bony defects.
Also covered are the pitfalls involved with inaccurate sulcus depth readings, mobility and furcation classifications.
In the case of optical fiber ribbon trunk cables, furcation is used to provide the added fiber protection in patch panels since the cables are often re-entered for network moves, adds, and changes (MACs).
When identifying patients at high risk, Clem noted, oral health professionals need to review not only tooth-related risks such as bleeding upon probing, pocket depth, bone loss, vertical defects around teeth or furcation defects around teeth, but also "patient-related risk factors such as the age of onset of the disease," he said.
The bone loss and furcation involvement associated with teeth 36 and 46 are most likely due to caries and endodontic European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry 12 (Issue 1).
The Skinny-Trunk 24 comes in fully customizable lengths and offers a rugged furcation point.
20 Patients with Millers Class I or Class II furcation defects were selected and divided into test and control groups in which test group alone was treated with collagen membrane to cover the exposed root surface.