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Dent. J. 2018, 6(3), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6030034

Furcation Involvement Classification: A Comprehensive Review and a New System Proposal

Section of Periodontology, Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome 00161, Italy
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Received: 2 July 2018 / Revised: 14 July 2018 / Accepted: 17 July 2018 / Published: 23 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Oral Hygiene, Periodontology and Peri-implant Diseases)
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Various classification systems have been proposed to describe furcation lesions and Glickman’s classification for many years seems to have been the most widely utilized in the sole clinical diagnosis with no reference to the prognostic value of the lesion itself. This article reviews the previous classification systems and proposes a new method to classify furcation lesions based on the position of the gingival margin and its relationship with the furcation area (clinically exposed/non-exposed furcation area) providing significant aid for a better understanding of furcation involvements and increases the prognostic value of treatments in the long term. View Full-Text
Keywords: classification; furcation lesions; gingival recession; prognosis classification; furcation lesions; gingival recession; prognosis
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Pilloni, A.; Rojas, M.A. Furcation Involvement Classification: A Comprehensive Review and a New System Proposal. Dent. J. 2018, 6, 34.

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