root furcation

root furcation

1 the anatomical area at which the roots of a multirooted tooth divide.
2 abnormal intraradicular resorption of bone in multirooted teeth, resulting from periodontal disease.
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Staining with HE indicated that root resorption mainly occurred at the root furcation and in the vicinity of the stress-side apex.
The evaluation for the presence of dental root furcations was made only on the maxillary second bicuspid, first and second molars, and the mandibular first and second molars in the same randomly selected quadrants.