Experience Excellence in Periodontics at South County Smiles in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Periodontal Services

Healthier gums for a healthier life.

Periodontics and Periodontal Services are highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the area "around" a root.

We provide comprehensive periodontal care, encompassing your gums, bone, and the supportive ligaments of your teeth. Our services include essential treatments like scaling and root planing (commonly known as “deep cleaning”), crown lengthening, and dental implants. Our dedicated periodontal specialist, Dr. Giuseppe Cicero, is a globally recognized expert in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, along with performing various surgical procedures, ensuring you receive top-tier care for your oral health needs.

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Periodontics and Periodontal Services are highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the area "around" a root.

Reasons to see a Periodontist

Bad Breath

Persistent bad breath may indicate underlying gum disease or periodontal issues.

Loose Teeth

Loose or mobile teeth can be a sign of advanced gum disease (periodontitis).

Bleeding Gums

Gums that bleed during brushing, flossing, or even spontaneously may be a sign of gingivitis or more severe periodontal disease.

Tater Build Up

Excessive tartar accumulation can lead to gum inflammation and periodontal disease.

Tooth Wear

Tooth wear, such as enamel erosion or tooth grinding, can affect gum health and lead to periodontal problems.

Bone Loss

Progressive bone loss around teeth can signify severe periodontal disease.

Our Specialty Work

Dental Implants

Restore your smile with dental implants and a provider you can trust. Meet our dental implant expert and world renowned traveling periodontist from Italy, Dr. Giuseppe Cicero. 


Discover Comfort and Confidence with Our Custom Dentures.


The All-On-4, “Teeth in a Day” procedure allows most patients to have their remaining teeth removed, implants placed, and a beautiful, fixed, functional smile delivered over the course of a single day! 


Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the tissues and bone that support your teeth. In its early stages, it causes inflammation, redness, and bleeding; as it progresses, it can cause bad breath, discharge, shifting teeth, and eventually tooth loss.

Bacteria causes gum disease. This bacteria may collect because of poor hygiene, or because of another health condition that affects the body’s ability to fight off infection or causes dry mouth.

When gum disease is diagnosed and treated in its early stages, it can be reversed before any permanent damage occurs. Gum disease that is more advanced can be treated, but the damage it causes may need to be addressed with additional treatments.

The most common signs of gum disease include red, swollen, and bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, and teeth that feel loose or seem to be shifting in your mouth.

There is no way to treat gum disease yourself; you must see a qualified periodontal specialist.

Scaling and root planing is regarded as the gold standard when it comes to treating gum disease, but for some patients, pocket reduction surgery may be needed.

Some risk factors for periodontal disease include gingivitis, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, hormonal changes, genetic factors, other health conditions like diabetes, and nutritional deficiencies.

First, the active gum disease infection must be treated. Once your infection is under control, restorative procedures may be needed to reverse damage to your teeth, gums, and bone. A periodontal maintenance program will ensure your long-term oral health.

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