Tunneling: A treatment modality for furcation involved teeth –A case report

Sonika Shakya, Shaili Pradhan


Treating molar teeth with furcation involvement presents a difficult challenge to the clinician though a number of differing treatment options are available. Of these the tunneling procedure has been studied least often. The tunneling procedure is designed to create access for cleansibility and maintenance within the furcal area of a molar tooth which has incurred severe attachment and bone loss due to periodontal disease. If perfect compliance with plaque control is maintained, it can prove as a less invasive, cost effective treatment modality.


grade ii, grade iii furcation involvement, tunneling procedure

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