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The seizure of property, especially (but not necessarily) real estate, from a defendant in a lawsuit in anticipation of its award to a plaintiff. Attachment occurs when a judge believes that the plaintiff will prevail in the suit and, therefore, permits the seizure. However, if the defendant does prevail in the end, the judge must compensate her with a bond to cover any potential damages the plaintiff causes.


The legal process of seizing real or personal property for the payment of nonmortgage debts such as tax liens or judgments.

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Standard diagnostic tools include measurements of pocket depths, measurement of clinical attachment levels, radiographic examination to ascertain bone loss, visible signs of gingival inflammation such as bleeding on probing, presence of suppuration and tooth mobility.
significantly increased clinical attachment level (CAL, p(equal sign)0.
The following variables were determined: oral hygiene s tatus, gingival inflammation, probing depth, and clinical attachment level measurements.
Application of this chip in chronic periodontitis as an adjunct to scaling and rootplaning procedures has shown reduction in probing pocket depth, gingival bleeding and clinical attachment level compared to scaling and rootplaning alone.
At 6 weeks, clinical attachment level increased by 230% compared with SRP alone (p equals 0.

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