The authors state that they chose clinical attachment level
as their criteria for diagnosis because it is not affected by pregnancy and has a higher sensitivity and specificity than probing depth alone.
TABLE 3: COMPARISON OF CLINICAL ATTACHMENT LEVEL
MEASUREMENTS OF CONTROL GROUP (GROUP 1), MILD ASTHMATIC SUBJECTS (GROUP T1) AND MODERATE TO SEVERE ASTHMATIC SUBJECTS (GROUP T2)
In cases, the probing depth, clinical attachment level
and gingival recessions were negatively correlated with the width of keratinized tissue with a Karl Pearson's correlation coefficients of -0.
1) Both the treatment group resulted in significant reduction in Probing pocket depth (PPD), and gain in Clinical Attachment level
Reduction in pocket depth and clinical attachment loss was also achieved however, no statistically significant differences in pocket depth reductions or clinical attachment levels
were found between scaling and root planing and scaling and root planing with the adjunctive use of Perioscopy[TM].
Exclusion criteria for individuals participating in the study included: loss of clinical attachment levels
, the presence of fixed or partial prosthetics, individual crowns, or orthodontics, as well as surgical or non-surgical periodontal treatments in the preceding 8 months, and pregnancy.
different quadrants with probing pocket depth > 4 mm, clinical attachment level
> 2 mm and radiographic evidence of bone loss.
The radiographic examination and clinical periodontal assessments, including the gingival index (GI), (17) plaque index (PI), (18) probing depth (PD) and clinical attachment level
(CAL) were performed at the baseline and the end of experiment.
Clinical measures of the severity of periodontal disease, such as bleeding on probing, probing depth (PD) and loss of clinical attachment level
(CL) were determined using a conventional periodontal probe (Hu-Friedy Chicago, IL).
Subjects with ChP were > 30 years old and exhibited at least 6 sites with pocket depth and clinical attachment level
measurements [greater than or equal to]5 mm.
Clinical parameters, including plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), probing depth (PD), gingival recession (GR), and clinical attachment level
(CAL), were measured at four sites per tooth.
Pocket depth (PD) reduction and Clinical Attachment Level
(CAL) gain in the test group exceeded that of control sites by 1.