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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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Periodontal regeneration in class III furcation defects of beagle dogs using guided tissue regeneration therapy with platelet-derived growth factor.
Treatment of class III furcation defects with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane associated or not with anorganic bone matrix/synthetic cell-binding peptide: a histologic and histomorphometric study in dogs.
An evaluation of bovine derived xenograft with and without a bioabsorbable collagen membrane in the treatment of mandibular class II furcation defects.
Formation and resolution of ankylosis under application of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP2) to class III furcation defects in cats.
Among non-resorbable barriers human studies using ePTFE membrane for the treatment of furcation defects have reported significant and predictable gains in new attachment (15,16).
Lagou utilized a glass ionomer restorative material to fill furcation defects and found the biomaterial to be biocompatible [17].
CASE REPORT: A 62, year old, non-smoker, systemically healthy patient presented with Class III furcation defects in relation to maxillary right and left first molar teeth.
3, 4) The furcation defects were meticulously scaled and root planed with hand instruments.
Guided tissue regeneration in the treatment of degree III furcation defects in maxillary molar.
Factors influencing treatment outcomes in mandibular Class II furcation defects.