What are the signs of CIPD in the mouth?
One of the most important things to know about CIPD is that it can be completely symptom free. The disease process tends to follow an intermittent path over many years and often a person is entirely unaware that they are affected until the disease has reached more advanced stages. That is why regular dental check-ups are important so that CIPD and other dental diseases can be identified and treated in their earliest stages. When CIPD is established in the mouth, as the attachment loss around teeth progresses, one of the most common developments is that gum pockets form between the gum and the side of the tooth. The gum may look exactly the same as before but if your dentist uses a special probe to check between the gum and the tooth, the probe can be pushed down further than normal into the pocket. Gum pockets then seem to exacerbate the CIPD problem as it is so difficult for you to keep these areas clean using a toothbrush and floss at home. Late stage CIPD can give other symptoms suc