clinical attachment loss

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clin·i·cal at·tach·ment loss

(klin'i-kăl ă-tach'mĕnt laws)
The extent of periodontal support that has been destroyed around a tooth.

clin·i·cal at·tach·ment loss

(klin'i-kăl ă-tach'mĕnt laws)
Extent of lost periodontal support about a tooth.
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19] Chronic periodontitis patients were characterised into three categories depending on level of average clinical attachment loss, slight: 1-2 mm CAL, moderate: 3-4 mm CAL and severe: [greater than or equal to] 5 mm CAL.
Clinical variables including probing depths, clinical furcation involvement, mobility, and clinical attachment loss were not included as part of the data set due to incomplete and inconsistent data collection recorded in the patient charts.
The mean values observed in the periodontitis group on the basis of the amount of clinical attachment loss show moderate to severe destruction of the periodontal tissue.
Chronic periodontitis patients (n=30) displayed clinical attachment loss of 4-9 mm and gingival inflammation in at least 3 posterior teeth.
This surrogate parameter is reliable and easily available in dental practice documentation and needs no specific calibration exercise, such as probing depth or clinical attachment loss.
000 NS: never-smokers; S: smokers; NM: non-molar; M: molar; VPI: visible plaque index; GBI: gingival bleeding index; BOP: bleeding on probing; PPD: periodontal probing depth; CAL: clinical attachment loss.
Thus, clinical attachment loss was found to be significantly associated with glycaemic control (p value--<0.
For instance, in the United States, in individuals from 30 to 39 years old, the prevalence of Slight Clinical Attachment Loss (SCAL) was 17% (5).
Male participants aged 49 through 59 were examined on three indicators of periodontal disease: periodontal pocket depth (PD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) of gum tissue, and bleeding on probing (BOP) of the gum tissue.
A case of periodontitis was defined as a participant having clinical attachment loss in at least one [greater than or equal to] 4 mm site.
For the disease extent index of attachment loss, the number of dental sites affected by clinical attachment loss was summed and divided by the number of dental sites evaluated.
There was a low level of evidence supporting the non-PDT DL (809 to 980 nm) based on a small gain in clinical attachment loss (CAL) (0.

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