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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-40

Furcation involvement: Still a dilemma


Department of Periodontology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Zoya Chowdhary
Department of Periodontology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmd.ijmd_64_16

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Advances in dentistry, as well as the increased desire of patients to maintain their dentition, have led to treatment of teeth that once would have been thought to be removed; as furcally involved teeth present unique challenges to the success of periodontal therapy. The treatment, management, and long-term retention of molar teeth exhibiting furcation invasions, always have been a challenge to the discerning general dentist or dental specialist. Anatomically and morphologically complicating factors dictate modifications in treatment approaches used for managing these areas. This review evaluates the different aspects of furcation in terms of etiology, classification, diagnosis, and various treatment possibilities. This review evaluates the different aspects of furcation in terms of aetiology, classification, diagnosis and various treatment possibilities.


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