Diagnosis and Treatment of Furcation-Involved Teeth offers dental professionals a comprehensive review of the aetiology and diagnosis of furcation defects, including treatment options.
- Provides a practical manual for the successful diagnosis and treatment of a therapeutic challenge for general dentists and periodontists
- Presents illustrative photographs of clinical cases and procedures
- Offers a helpful chapter on patient-reported outcomes
- Includes a companion website with video clips and case studies
List of contributors
Foreword by William Giannobile
1 Anatomy of multi-rooted teeth and aetiopathogenesis of the furcation defect
2 Clinical and radiographic diagnosis and epidemiology of furcation involvement
Peter Eickholz & Clemens Walter
3 How good are we at cleaning furcations? Non-surgical and surgical studies
Jia-Hui Fu & Hom-Lay Wang
4 Furcation: The endodontist's view
Federica Fonzar & Riccardo Fabian Fonzar
5 Why do we really care about furcations? Long-term tooth loss data
6 Regenerative therapy of furcation involvements in animal models: What is feasible?
Nikolaos Donos, Iro Palaska, Elena Calciolari, Yoshinori Shirakata, & Anton Sculean
7 Regenerative therapy of furcations in human clinical studies: What has been achieved so far?
Søren Jepsen & Karin Jepsen
8 Furcation therapy: Resective approach and restorative options
Roberto Rotundo & Alberto Fonzar
9 Furcation tunneling
Stefan G. Rüdiger
10 Innovative and adjunctive furcation therapy: Evidence of success and future perspective
Luigi Nibali & Elena Calciolari
11 Furcation: Why bother? Treat the tooth or extract and place an implant?
Nikos Mardas & Stephen Barter
12 Is it worth it? Health economics of furcation involvement
Falk Schwendicke & Christian Graetz
13 Deep gaps between the roots of the molars: A patient’s point of view
14 Assessment of two example cases based on a review of the literature
15 Furcations: A treatment algorithm