Port Charlotte Dentist  Periodontal Gum Disease  Charlotte County Dentistry

Carol W. Stevens, D.D.S., M.B.A., is a board certified Periodontist specializing in the treatment and prevention of periodontal "gum disease" in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Dr. Stevens is licensed and certified in IV Sedation, which is the most advanced dental sedation technique, as well as Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide.

Periodontal Disease is one of the most common and serious dental problems today. People of all ages may experience symptoms of this disease, which can lead to tooth loss if not detected early.

"Perio" means around, and "dontal" means tooth. Periodontal disease is an infection that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth and the jawbone that supports them. It's sometimes called "gum disease," but it involves bone and other tissues, too. This disease is often chronic (persists over time).

Periodontal disease often causes no symptoms, especially in its early stages. But don't be fooled: This "silent" disease can still damage the gums, bone, and other tissues that surround the teeth. Unless it's treated, this damage will worsen. Eventually this can lead to tooth loss and require an extraction. There is also evidence that the bacteria that cause periodontal disease are linked to more general health problems. These include heart disease, pregnancy complications, and other serious conditions.

Port Charlotte Dentist  IV and Oral Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Carol W. Stevens is Certified in IV Sedation and licensed by the State of Florida to practice IV Sedation, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide in Charlotte County. IV Sedation is the most advanced form of Dental Sedation and allows for multiple procedures to be completed in one appointment.

Our office of caring and trained professionals understand that anxiety and fear keep some patients from seeking the dental care needed to avoid tooth loss, infection, and pain. IV and Oral Sedation are available to provide a relaxing, completely comfortable, and pain free experience during your procedure. Benefits include fewer visits, unawareness of treatment, and the time involved in complex procedures will seem shorter.

Port Charlotte Dentist  Periodontal Treatment

The good news is that treatment can limit damage and help keep your mouth healthier. Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is the newest technology for treating periodontal disease and is offered to patients in our Port Charlotte office as an alternative to conventional gum surgery.

So whether you have healthy gums and want to keep them that way, or you already have gum disease and want to control it better, contact Port Charlotte Periodontist Carol W. Stevens, D.D.S., M.B.A. and find out more about gum disease, and know that it can be treated.

Port Charlotte Dentist  Dental Emergency

If you are in serious pain and have a dental emergency please call 941-743-7474. We will open our office "after hours" specifically to treat you. Patients seeking emergency dental services during the weekend or after hours will be charged a service fee.