Sunday, August 20, 2017
Periodontal Maintenance in Middletown and Newport, RI

Periodontal Maintenance in Middletown and Newport, RIPeriodontal maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent periodontal disease in in the gum tissue and bone.  Periodontal maintenance is usually necessary for patients who are susceptible to periodontal disease or who have been treated for gum disease.  Maintenance visits to the periodontist will help prevent additional dental problems in the future.  Treating the disease in its early stages saves you not only discomfort but also money! 

Why is periodontal maintenance necessary?

Gum disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. The toxins produced by the bacteria attack your gums and teeth.  And, if the plaque is not removed, it will harden and form calculus. 

Even someone dedicated to good oral hygiene will be unable to completely prevent the formation of calculus on the teeth.  Flossing and brushing will keep the calculus to a minimum but regular maintenance is needed to professionally remove what has been missed.  During your maintenance cleaning, the hygienist will also check for hidden periodontal problems.

How often do I need a maintenance visit?

Your periodontist will recommend how often you should have a periodontal maintenance visit.  The frequency will be determined by the type of periodontal disease you have, the type of periodontal treatment you have had in the past, how you’ve responded to those treatments, and how quickly you develop plaque.  The most important factor, however, is how dedicated you are to good hygiene at home.

Dr. Jones, located in Middletown and Newport, RI, is a Dentist who services patients from Newport, RI, Portsmouth, RI, and Jamestown, RI. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!


   


  • I have been coming to Dr. Jones’ office since 1980 and will, hopefully, continue until he retires.Steve Smith

  • I’m also impressed with the urgent care I received on two occasions. Dr. Jones opened his office just for me!Ruth McIntosh

  • He provides hands on caring and is always available to take the time (even during his personal life) to help out. We have established a great rapport and it will continue for years to come.Richard King

  • Just love the info on the screen in the waiting room…considering having more done myself- to enhance my smile! Edie S. Pierre

  • Applying some of the most sophisticated equipment I've ever seen in a dentist's office, Dr. Jones has achieved some magical results. He is both a brilliant scientist and talented artist. I shall always be eager to recommend Dr. Geoffrey Jones.Richard Jewett

  • I had my best ever check up last month. It's a pleasure making an appointment now for a cleaning. Vickie Partridge

Our Motto

"Our aim must be not merely the meticulous restoration of that which is missing, but also the perpetual preservation of that which remains." 

-M.M. DeVan, Dentist


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