Furcal areas

How to clean furcal areas?

In the molar areas, spaces between teeth are called furcations.

When there is periodontal disease involvement, furcal areas may become exposed and require more cleaning with interproximal brushes. These are areas in which the accumulation of biofilm is more likely due to their open furcation blind sac morphology.

Also, if the furcation opens across the entire tooth in the form of a tunnel, the only way to properly clean it is by using interproximal brushes.

How to clean furcal areas?

Other indications of interprox interproximal brushes

Interdental spaces

To properly clean open interdental spaces, the use of interproximal brushes is essential.

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Implants

Interproximal brushes are needed for proper cleaning of the spaces between implants.

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Fixed prostheses

The use of interproximal brushes is necessary for cleaning under bridges and crowns.

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Braces

Interproximal brushes are essential for cleaning brackets and spaces between teeth that are formed from the orthodontic movement of teeth.

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Diastemata

This is a separation between teeth which allows for increased biofilm accumulation on the inner sides, and therefore requires strict hygiene with interproximal brushes.

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Edentulous gaps

Interproximal brushes can more effectively clean the inner sides of teeth thanks to their adaptability.

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