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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]

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]
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Treatment of furcation defects with an allograft-alloplast-tetracycline composite bone graft combined with GTR: human histologic evaluation of a case report.
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. Australian Dental Journal, v.54, p.220-227, 2009.
Periodontal regeneration in class III furcation defects of beagle dogs using guided tissue regenerative therapy with platelet-derived growth factor.
In this research, class III furcation defects were surgically created at the level of the premolars in order to study ankylosis at root level during periodontal healing.
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).
"A clinical comparison of collagen membranes with e-PTFE membranes in the treatment of human mandibular buccal class II furcation defects".
"Evaluation of an absorbable collagen membrane in treating Class II furcation defects".
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.
(Fig.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.