Your gums play a vital role in the appearance, maintenance and structure of your mouth. Ensuring this framework is healthy will have a significant positive impact on your overall health, and the experts at Higson Dental Group can help you through this process. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues for adults, afflicting more than 80% of the adult population. Without treatment, it can cause serious health problems, even though 4 out of 5 patients are unaware they even have it! If left untreated, it will lead to painful and unsightly swelling, bright red and bleeding gums, and can progress into the loss of permanent teeth. The chance of developing periodontal disease increases with age.
Preventing and, if necessary, treating periodontal disease is one of our primary focuses at Higson Dental Group. We encourage you to read through this section to learn more about gum disease, how it can impact your health and what you can do to prevent it so that you won’t end up needing a gum grafting procedure down the road. Our experienced Grande Prairie-based team can discuss any concerns you have and offer tips to helping you keep your mouth as healthy as possible.