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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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The influence of molar furcation involvement and mobility of future clinical periodontal attachment loss.
26] Present study more precisely recorded even the slight attachment loss thus identifying the actual periodontal disease burden in diabetic population.
Clinical attachment loss, probing depth and gingival enlargement.
Chronic periodontitis may affect one or several periodontal sites within the mouth, leading to different levels of tissue destruction (7); this is preceded by gingivitis (8) and is often demonstrated by measuring periodontal ligament clinical attachment loss (CAL).
In addition to race, income, and education level, this regression was adjusted for baseline clinical status (loose teeth upon clinical examination, presence of severe gum attachment loss, presence of a root fragment) and reason for the dental extraction (toothache, loose tooth, broken tooth, cavities) because these might limit the relevance of various treatment alternatives.
Pocket depth may increase or decrease with advancing attachment loss in chronic periodontitis.
A code has long been needed to address the therapeutic treatment of patients with gingival disease and no attachment loss.
The evidence included in this review indicates that use of the DL+SRP had no significant effect on probing pocket depth (PPD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) or plaque scores (PS) beyond SRP alone.
It is involved in with the periodontal attachment loss resulting in the active progression of disease.
5) In a cross-sectional study of pa-tients who had type I diabetes for a mean duration of over 16 years, subjects with poor glycemic control had more interproximal attachment loss and bone loss than well-controlled subjects.
7) For example, increased periodontal probing depth (PPD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) and a higher percentage of missing teeth are observed for M.