Periodontal disease is a serious oral health concern affecting more than 80% of all adults. Similar to high blood pressure, it can have severe long term health effects even in the absence of any signs or symptoms. In our practice, offering comprehensive dental care to a wide variety of patients, we see more teeth lost to periodontal disease than any other cause. And the incidence of the disease increases with age. As the primary focus of our practice, we at Higson Dental Group encourage you to review this section of our site to learn about the potential serious health problems, both in your mouth and elsewhere in your body, which can arise as a result of periodontal disease left untreated. Our clinical staff will be happy to explain your current periodontal status with you at any time, and make recommendations for helping you maintain a healthy smile.