If left untreated, gum disease—which is also known as gingivitis—can result in the loss of your tooth, shriveling of your gums, and disintegrating of your jawbone. Because our team at Bull City Dental is devoted to your health, our dentist encourages you to visit us at least once every six months to remove the harmful plaque and tartar that cause gum disease. If you have any questions about your treatment options for gum diseases like gingivitis in Durham, North Carolina, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Audrey Kemp today.