Diagnosis and Treatment of Furcation-Involved Teeth

  • ID: 4457655
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Furcation–Involved Teeth offers dental professionals a comprehensive review of the aetiology and diagnosis of furcation defects, including treatment options. Written by world–renowned specialists in periodontics, this important text provides proven, evidence–based treatment algorithms and reviews the effectiveness of new technologies for the treatment of furcation–involved teeth.

Filled with helpful photographs, the text covers a wealth of topics, including anatomy of multi–rooted teeth; clinical and radiographic diagnosis and epidemiology of furcation involvement; furcation debridement, including self–performed, non–surgical, and surgical studies; aetiopathogenesis of the furcation lesion; and more. This invaluable guide:

  • 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

Written for periodontists but also for general dental practitioners, endodontists, hygienists, dental students and restorative dentists, Diagnosis and Treatment of Furcation– Involved Teeth covers the most recent developments in the field from a panel of international experts.

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List of Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

About the Companion Website xiii

1 Anatomy of Multi ]rooted Teeth and Aetiopathogenesis of the Furcation Defect 1Bernadette Pretzl

2 Clinical and Radiographic Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Furcation Involvement 15Peter Eickholz and Clemens Walter

3 How Good are We at Cleaning Furcations? Non ]surgical and Surgical Studies 33Jia ]Hui Fu and Hom ]Lay Wang

4 Furcation: The Endodontist s View 55Federica Fonzar and Riccardo Fabian Fonzar

5 Why do We Really Care About Furcations? Long ]term Tooth Loss Data 91Luigi Nibali

6 Regenerative Therapy of Furcation Involvements in Preclinical Models: What is Feasible? 105Nikolaos Donos, Iro Palaska, Elena Calciolari, Yoshinori Shirakata, and Anton Sculean

7 Regenerative Therapy of Furcations in Human Clinical Studies: What has been Achieved So Far? 137Søren Jepsen and Karin Jepsen

8 Furcation Therapy: Resective Approach and Restorative Options 161Roberto Rotundo and Alberto Fonzar

9 Furcation Tunnelling 177Stefan G. Rüdiger

10 Innovative and Adjunctive Furcation Therapy: Evidence of Success and Future Perspective 191Luigi Nibali and Elena Calciolari

11 Furcation: Why Bother? Treat the Tooth or Extract and Place an Implant? 209Nikos Mardas and Stephen Barter

12 Is it Worth it? Health Economics of Furcation Involvement 229Falk Schwendicke and Christian Graetz

13 Deep Gaps between the Roots of the Molars: A Patient s Point of View 249Luigi Nibali

14 Assessment of Two Example Cases Based on a Review of the Literature 257Luigi Nibali

15 Furcations: A Treatment Algorithm 269Luigi Nibali

Index 285

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