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Gum / Periodontal Disease

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.

LANAP Laser Surgery - ultrasonic scaler

Non-Surgical Treatments

The goal of these treatments is to create conditions that enable tissues in the mouth to heal. This is done by reducing plaque, infection, and other causes of periodontal disease.


  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Antibiotics
  • Bite Correction

Surgical Treatments

If non-surgical treatments can’t reduce pocket depth, surgery may be needed. Surgical treatments allow the dentist to remove tartar deep below the gum line.


  • Pocket Reduction
  • Regenerative
  • Gingival Grafting
  • LANAP Laser Surgery


We understand that anxiety and fear can keep you from seeking the dental care. Sedation can provide a relaxing, comfortable and pain free experience.


  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide