Risk indicators for future clinical attachment loss in adult periodontitis. Patient variables.

@article{Grbic1991RiskIF,
  title={Risk indicators for future clinical attachment loss in adult periodontitis. Patient variables.},
  author={John T Grbic and Ira B Lamster and Romi S. Celenti and James Burke Fine},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={1991},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={322-9}
}
We studied patient-derived variables to identify individuals at risk for future clinical attachment loss (CAL). Seventy-five patients with chronic adult periodontitis were followed for 6 months and clinical and epidemiological parameters collected at baseline were related to CAL. Clinical parameters were obtained from 6 sites per tooth and whole-mouth averages were calculated. Epidemiologic parameters were obtained by questionnaire and interview. After the baseline examination, patients were… CONTINUE READING

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