buccal curve

buc·cal curve

the line of the dental arch from the canine, or cuspid tooth to the third molar.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

buc·cal curve

(bŭkăl kŭrv)
The line of the dental arch from the canine, or cuspid tooth to the third molar.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The least prevalent curve was the buccal curve (0.8%).
Root shape Women Men Total count (%) count (%) Straight 50 (74.6) 35 (67.3) 85 (71.4) Distal curve 7 (10.4) 5 (9.6) 12 (10.1) Distolingual curve 2 (3.0) 5 (9.6) 7 (5.9) Lingual curve 2 (3.0) 4 (7.7) 6 (5.0) Mesial curve 4 (6.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (3.4) Distobuccal curve 1 (1.5) 1 (1.9) 2 (1.7) Mesiobuccal curve 1 (1.5) 1 (1.9) 2 (1.7) Buccal curve 0 (0.0) 1 (1.9) 1 (0.8) Total 67 52 119 Table 3: Canal shape (curvature) of mandibular first premolars.
Palatal roots of maxillary molars often have a buccal curve, whereas maxillary lateral and mandibular incisors may have lingual curves that do not appear on the radiograph because the curve is perpendicular to the film (3).