00 Slight: 1-2 mm of attachment loss
(AL), Moderate: 3-4 mm of AL, Severe >5 mm of AL.
Cemental tear: a risk factor in periodontal attachment loss
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.
Clinical indicators of probing attachment loss
following initial periodontal treatment in advanced periodontitis patients.
EBV and HSV-1 are mostly related to chronic and aggressive periodontitis probing depth and attachment loss
were higher in the presence of these viruses (12).
Thus, clinical attachment loss
was found to be significantly associated with glycaemic control (p value--<0.
Pamela McClain, DDS, President of the American Academy of Periodontology and a practicing periodontist in Aurora, CO, this includes examining every tooth and measuring both attachment loss
and probing depth to get the most accurate assessment of periodontal disease.
The periodontal findings in this case are unique, teeth were lost due to excessive mobility mimicking aggressive periodontitis, however, periodontal and radiographic examination revealed that both attachment levels and crestal bone heights are not those characteristic of aggressive periodontitis where severe bone and attachment loss
are the most common features.
Some investigators have focused on the magnitude and extent of attachment loss
or other clinical measures of periodontal disease, whereas others hone in on measures of infection and host response to oral bacteria.
5] The control (healthy), non periodontal cases comprised 23 subjects mainly dental students, employees of college and healthy volunteers (M=11, F=13, age group 20-63 years), none of whom exhibited clinical signs over 5 mm or any clinical attachment loss
The men underwent periodontal examinations to determine gum probing depth, attachment loss
, and bleeding, and they completed questionnaires about toothbrushing habits and green tea intake.
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.
Holmberg, Benedict, and Hynan (1998) studied boys and girls whose histories included either attachment disturbance alone or attachment loss
with exposure to violence.