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Treatment of bilateral furcation involvements with bonegraft and bioabsorbable barriers

Betsy Thomas, Sachin Kanagotagi, Ashvini Padhye, Manjeet Mapara, Rasika Jagtap

Citation Information : Thomas B, Kanagotagi S, Padhye A, Mapara M, Jagtap R. Treatment of bilateral furcation involvements with bonegraft and bioabsorbable barriers. J Contemp Dent 2012; 2 (1):20-24.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-2-1-20

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2003

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Bilateral furcation involvements are a common occurrence. This case demonstrates the surgical treatment of bilateral furcation involvement at a single appointment. This article presents successful management of bilateral class II furcation involvement affecting lower molars with particulate bonegraft (betaTCP + HA) and guided tissue generation(GTR) bioabsorbable membrane. This article reiterates the fact that class II furcations are ideal cases for therapy bone graft +GTR and respond favorably to this therapy. Further treatment at a single appointment is more convenient and time saving for both the patient and the operator when the patient is deemed compliant to follow post operative instructions.

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