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furcate

[′fər‚kāt]
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Forked.
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Because the presence of dental furcations is not consistent across all three smoking categories, our findings indicate that smoking is not only a confounder in the relationship between periodontal bone loss and higher PbB levels but it is a significant effect modifier for this relationship.
Dental furcations are an indicator not only of the severity of bone loss but often of the magnitude of posterior dental attachment loss.
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".
Is it because there is a furcation, a vertical defect?
Subgingival Instruments 1-4 mm Name Blade Modification/Details description and area of use Nabers Furcation Diagnostic Modified terminal shank in a curved Probe shape to adapt into furcations with (Color-coded) 2 mm markings on the probe Designed for furcation detection <1mm Class I >1mm Class II Class III furcations connect and covered with soft tissue Class IV furcations connect and clinically exposed EXD 11/12 Explorer Diagnostic Old Dominion University explorer utilizing the shank design of a Gracey 11/12; tip is curved like the 11/12.
This includes the medical and dental history, radiographic evaluation and periodontal assessment (probing, mobility, furcation involvement, gingival findings).
The presence, location, and extent of furcation invasions should be noted, as well as the location of the gingival margin or CAL.
17) However, with respect to a functional PTP for the general dental practice, only the following principal diagnostic criteria can be addressed: age, PD, CAL, BOP, tooth mobility, furcation involvement, and percentage of radiographic bone loss.
We need to evaluate the supporting structures of the periodontium noting bony defects, furcations loss of crestal bone, etc.
Furcation involvement indicates a serious periodontal condition that if detected early is treatable with guided tissue regeneration.
Frequently, the areas that are most vulnerable to furcation involvement (the posterior areas of the mouth) are difficult to access.