Comprehensive Classification System for Furcation Involvement – Incorporating Additional VariablesCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Abhay Pandurang Kolte,
Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre,
Digdoh Hills Hingna Road, Nagpur-440019, Maharashtra, India.
The presence of furcation involvement is one of the clinical indicators of periodontal disease which is considered an extremely demanding situation by clinicians in terms of successful management. With a continuous improvement in the understanding of periodontal conditions and advent of better therapeutic modalities, it becomes imperative to maximise inclusion of differentials in clinical manifestations involving severity of alveolar bone destruction and gingival inter-relationships while categorising furcation involvement. This has been one of the major limitations of the existing classification of furcation involvement. Furcation involvement is classified taking into account the vertical component, horizontal component and the position of gingival margin. This paper attempts in developing a classification system which relates to the severity of alveolar bone destruction in the furcation and the gingival positions.
Gingival Recession, Prognosis, Treatment
Natasha Gev Pajnigara, Abhay Pandurang Kolte, Rajashri Abhay Kolte, Nilufer Gev Pajnigara, Charu Ram Ahuja. COMPREHENSIVE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR FURCATION INVOLVEMENT – INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL VARIABLES. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 August [cited: 2018 Sep 23 ]; 12:ZE01-ZE04. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 31, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 29, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Jun 02, 2018
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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