furcate

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furcate

adjective Fork-like, forked.

furcate

forked or divided.
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Few studies in the current literature focus on the differences between the clinical attachment in furcation sites versus the non-furcation, i.
ABBM is an extensively researched material which has been successfully used alone for treatment of intra-bony and furcation defects, with a positive role in reducing PD, promoting CAL gain and enhancing defect fill in periodontal defects.
Class I and Class II furcation invasions are amenable for regeneration.
However, the presence of dental furcations was not associated with greater PbB levels among nonsmokers.
Five choices were provided (oblique, modified oblique, vertical, furcation adaptation and other).
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).
1) Of all anatomic factors, the cervical enamel projection (CEP) is probably the most common and associated with attachment loss in the molar furcation area.
Periodontal assessment data included: probing depths (PD), gingival recession, bleeding on probing (BOP), plaque index (6 sites per tooth), tooth mobility, furcation involvement and any other existing muco-gingival problems or conditions.
When identifying patients at high risk, Clem noted, oral health professionals need to review not only tooth-related risks such as bleeding upon probing, pocket depth, bone loss, vertical defects around teeth or furcation defects around teeth, but also "patient-related risk factors such as the age of onset of the disease," he said.
Micro Mini Five[TM] Area-specific Increased shank strength Gracey Curettes designs and rigidity for Modified Gracey powerfully effective Curettes strokes with less effort and fatigue for clinician Blade length 50% shorter than standard or After-Five Gracey curettes Blade width 20% thinner than Mini-Five Gracey curettes for accessing furcations and root depressions (concavities) Elongated terminal and functional shanks allow increased reach and access into deep pockets Langer Curettes: After Universal Curette Designed for Five Langer 3/4 designs that are instrumentation in deeper Modified Gracey site-enhanced periodontal pockets.
Carroll explained that her pioneering treatment, RPE, is a very specific protocol and technique, combining the use of enzyme inhibitors, endoscope-aided piezoelectric root instrumentation to expose connective tissue and remove root accretions microscopically, a diode soft-tissue laser to help remove granulomatous tissue in deep furcations and other deep bony defects and amelogenin protein (Emdogain) application to promote regeneration of bone.
5) Dental hygienists can occasionally review root morphology to refresh their knowledge of all of the developmental grooves, the heights of contour, developmental depressions, the location of the cementoenamel junction line of contour and the general anatomy of the furcations.