About 50% of all adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease. Proper and professional cleanings as well as good oral care at home can keep periodontal disease from turning into a serious disorder. Aggressive periodontitis can be much more difficult to treat than regular gum disease though. People with this disease often go through active stages of periodontitis where the gum tissues become infected quite quickly. This can lead to eventual tooth loss and jaw bone loss.