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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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The first 7 entries in Table 2 (see back cover) constitute a set of clinical criteria (PD, BOP, percent bone loss, tooth mobility, degree of furcation involvement, and CAL) that will facilitate differentiation of health from gingivitis and between the various levels of severity of chronic periodontitis.
Lagou utilized a glass ionomer restorative material to fill furcation defects and found the biomaterial to be biocompatible [17].
Incidence of cervical enamel projections and its relationship to furcation involvement in Egyptian skulls.
Histological study of furcation perforations treated with tricalcium phosphate,hydroxylapatite,amalgam and life.
Few studies in the current literature focus on the differences between the clinical attachment in furcation sites versus the non-furcation, i.
15); presence of two paired, two- or three-wall intra-bony defects with a probing depth (PD) of [greater than or equal to]6 mm and an intra-bony component of [greater than or equal to]3 mm, as detected on radiographs; no intra-bony defects extending into the furcation area; tooth mobility [less than or equal to]1; tooth and adjoining teeth testing vital and without symptoms or signs of endodontic involvement; and tooth and adjoining teeth free of caries or inadequate restorations.
The furcations and pockets between the teeth where bacteria multiply can be easily seen on the x-ray of a few of Cooper's teeth.
Moreover, the database does not contain information regarding factors such as, the extent of caries or furcation involvement, status of periodontal breakdown, remaining alveolar bone loss, root canal status, restorative and occlusal conditions, and even tobacco use, which will not be identified in the administrative database if the subject has not been undergoing active management, all of which might relate to a higher risk of root-resected molar failure.
Van Dyke, Efcacy of combined regenerative treatments in human mandibular class II furcation defects, J.
Staining with HE indicated that root resorption mainly occurred at the root furcation and in the vicinity of the stress-side apex.
Pulpotomy was considered a failure clinically and/or radiographically if one or more of the following signs were present: pain; swelling; mobility; percussion pain; internal root resorption; and furcation and/or periapical bone destruction.
Periodontal healing of canine experimental grade III furcation defects treated with autologous fibrinogen and Resolut(r) barrier membrane.