Gender based analysis for predictors of gingival index revealed pocket depth and clinical attachment level
as significant determinants in males and females (Table 6).
All the periodontal parameters including plaque index, gingival index, probing depth, clinical attachment level
and number of gingival recessions were compared with the mean width of keratinized gingiva and thickness of attached gingiva using Karl Pearson correlation coefficient within the groups.
For comparisons of clinical attachment level
of subjects suffering from asthma, test group was further categorized into two groups on the basis of severity of asthma, as described by Halterman et al.14 i.e.
Probing Depth (PD) and Clinical attachment level
were noted to be in direct proportional relation to the levels of pain perception by the patients.
(26) Calculating clinical attachment level
and examining radiographs for bone loss are very reliable indicators for determining history of disease, but not necessarily an active inflammatory disease process.
In the present study, the mean clinical attachment level
gain was 2.25 mm in the test group, whereas in the control group it was 1.58 mm.
Reproducibility of clinical attachment level
and probing depth of a manual probe and a computerized electronic probe.
Clinical measures of the severity of periodontal disease, such as bleeding on probing, probing depth (PD) and loss of clinical attachment level
(CL) were determined using a conventional periodontal probe (Hu-Friedy Chicago, IL).
Bleeding on probing (BOP), PPD, and clinical attachment level
(CAL) were evaluated at 6 sites with a manual periodontal probe (PCP UNC 15 Trinity, Sao Paulo, Brazil).
The test group presented a greater mean probing depth reduction and clinical attachment level
(CAL) gain at sites with initially moderate probing depth at 6 months (p<0.03).
Plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP), probing pocket depth (PPD) and clinical attachment level
(CAL) were recorded.
As a basic premise, it should be understood that the 'gold standard' for successful treatment is defined as maintenance of or a gain in the clinical attachment level
, and initial therapy has a similar widely accepted benchmark in that treatment must include debridement of the accretions on the root surface by means of scaling.