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.
Measurements of clinical attachment levels
of Group T1 and Group T2 were also compared with control group which yielded statistically significant results as expressed in Table 3.
In cases, the probing depth, clinical attachment level
were negatively correlated with the thickness of attached gingiva with a Karl Pearson's correlation coefficients of 0.
Following completion of the questionnaire, the enrolled subjects received a full clinical examination that included plaque index (PI)18, bleeding upon probing (BOP)19, probing pocket depth (PPD) and clinical attachment level
Table 1 - The mean [+ or -] SD Values for the Age, Probing Depth (PD), Clinical Attachment Level
(CAL) and the Initial and Final force in Study Population.
Clinical parameters such as presence (score 1) or absence (score 0) of plaque accumulation, gingival bleeding, bleeding on probing, suppuration and measures of pocket depth (PD, mm) and clinical attachment level
(CAL, mm) were determined at the baseline visit at 6 sites per tooth (mesiobuccal, buccal, distobuccal, distolingual, lingual and mesiolingual) in all teeth excluding the third molars.
Clinical response was measured using pocket depth, gingival recession, clinical attachment level
, plaque index, and gingival index.
Clinical attachment level
(CAL) was calculated as the sum of the PD and GR values for each site.
In this study, a single examiner, who was blind as to treatment group, evaluated Plaque, Probing Pocket Depth (PPD), Bleeding on Probing (BOP), Clinical Attachment Level
(CAL), Dentin Sensitivity, and Perception of Discomfort at baseline, 1 month, and 4 months after treatment.
Mechanical therapy, including periodontal debridement or scaling and root planing, has been shown to effectively reduce periodontal pathogens, inflammation, bleeding and probing depths, and to increase clinical attachment levels