loss of attachment


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loss of at·tach·ment

(LOA) (laws ă-tachmĕnt)
Damage to the structures that support the tooth; results from periodontitis and is characterized by relocation of the junctional epithelium to the tooth root, destruction of the fibers of the gingiva, destruction of the periodontal ligament fibers, and loss of alveolar bone support from around the tooth.

loss of attachment (LOA),

n refers to the distance between the cementoenamel junction and the base of the sulcus. Typically measured with periodontal instruments. Includes both pocket depth and recession measurements, Also known as
attachment loss.
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The radiographic measurement of early periodontal bone loss and its relationship with clinical loss of attachment.
Usually, it comes with loss of attachment and bone and progresses slowly and relentlessly toward tooth loss.
Possible explanations include increasing urbanization, greater geographic mobility (thus leading to a loss of attachment to the old homestead), and ever-increasing alterations in the roles of women, with resulting changes in family structure.
Unless there is a systematic check-up by a dentist, a patient will end up with loss of bone and loss of attachment to the teeth.
Stjepanpalj, Darije PlanEak (20) in their study on subjects aged 15 years and above showed that a loss of attachment of 0-3 mm i.
The primary aim of surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatment is to control loss of attachment and retain teeth over the person's lifetime.
Table I: (mean+SD) clinical loss of attachment (in mm) in various age group in patients (CAD patients).
In addition to the loss of attachment seen in disease progression, attachment loss may result from remodeling of the marginal periodontal tissues; passive eruption; and mechanical trauma from either personal oral hygiene procedures, or professional instrumentation.
Periodontitis is a infections bacterial disease in which loss of attachment and loss of bone around the teeth.
3 times more likely to experience loss of periodontal attachment than nonsmokers, and were 12 to 14 times more likely to have severe loss of attachment.
Clinical loss of attachment measurements were made from the cemento enamel junction to the bottom of the sulcus.
2 mm) of clinical loss of attachment, the 20 number of teeth (21 [+ or -] 1.