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Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences
Year : 2011, Volume : 2, Issue : 3
First page : ( 15) Last page : ( 18)
Print ISSN : 0976-5360.

Furcation from Disease to Health – Case Reports

Dr. Tripathi Pragya*Assistant Professor, Dr. Shahi Nishat**Senior Lecturer, Dr. Dhindsa A.**Reader, Dr. Singh Tulika***Post Graduate Student

*Department of Periodontics, Krishna Dental College, Ghaziabad

**Department of Pedodontics, Mullana College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala.

***Department of Periodontics, ITS Dental College, Muradnagar.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Pragya Tripathi Assistant Professor Department of Periodontics, Krishna Dental College, Ghaziabad e mail: dr.pragya.trip@gmail.com

Received:  18  May,  2011; Accepted:  7  June,  2011.

Abstract

The term furcation involvement refers to the invasion of the bifurcation and trifurcation of multi-rooted teeth by periodontal disease. One of the challenges in periodontal therapy is the management of furcationinvolved teeth which are characterized by concavities and ridges. Therefore predictable regeneration of lost periodontal tissues and successful long-term management of multi-rooted teeth with attachment loss extending into the furcation has been one of the greatest challenges to the dentist. This paper presents three different treatment modalities for furcation involved teeth.

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Keywords

Furcation treatment, Root resection, Guided tissue regeneration, Tunneling.

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