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Your Gum Disease Experts

Surgical and non-surgical gum disease treatments and sedation services in Port Charlotte, FL

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.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It is one of the most common and serious dental problems today. Bacteria is the most common cause, but there are several other factors and causes. People of all ages may experience symptoms of this disease, which can lead to tooth loss if not detected early. [read more ]

What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums. You may experience bad breath, toothache, bright red gums, loose teeth, receding gums, tender gums, or tooth loss. Swelling or bleeding are other common symptoms. [read more ]

What Causes Gum Disease? Is it Preventable?

Gum diseases are generally caused by bacteria; however, genetics, tobacco use, poor diet and other tooth or mouth disorders are all contributing factors.

Practicing good oral hygiene, such as flossing and brushing twice a day and limiting foods high in sugar, can help prevent gum disease
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How is Gum Disease Treated?

Early treatment can limit damage and help keep your mouth healthier

Treatment includes professionally cleaning the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone. Advanced cases may require surgery. [read more ]