root dehiscence

root de·his·cence

a loss of the buccal or lingual bone overlaying the root portion of a tooth, leaving that area covered by soft tissue only.

root de·his·cence

(rūt dē-hisĕns)
Loss of buccal or lingual bone overlaying root portion of tooth, leaving that area covered by soft tissue only.
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Also, the canine is vulnerable for root dehiscence because of the narrow distance between the labial and lingual cortical plate.