The good news about gum disease is that it’s largely preventable with good dental hygiene habits—brushing, flossing, professional teeth cleanings, and checkups. The bad news is that it can permanently harm your dental health. The worst news is that it can compromise your overall systemic health as well. Initially uncomfortable and unsightly, gum disease can progress into a more advanced, incurable disease with worse symptoms and can also lead to heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. This is because the very same bacteria that cause gum disease can travel to your major organs via your circulatory system. With a periodontist—an extensively trained gum specialist—and a team of other dental specialists and general dentists on staff, we offer gum disease treatment with exceptional results. Should you experience symptoms, immediately seek treatment from the experts at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates.