Periodontal Attachment Loss
"Periodontal Attachment Loss" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Loss or destruction of periodontal tissue caused by periodontitis or other destructive periodontal diseases or by injury during instrumentation. Attachment refers to the periodontal ligament which attaches to the alveolar bone. It has been hypothesized that treatment of the underlying periodontal disease and the seeding of periodontal ligament cells enable the creating of new attachment.
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