Gum Recession

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You Can’t Take Gum Recession Lightly

Gum recession results in bone loss. This can significantly impact your teeth. In addition to bone loss, if there are any exposed root surfaces, gum recession can cause any or all of the following:

  • Teeth becoming loose
  • Loss of teeth
  • Gum pain and inflammation
  • Periodontal disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Unsightly gum line
  • Root decay

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If you have exposed root surfaces, any delay in getting treatment can increase the damage.

Gum Recession Before and After


Gum Recession Grafting

Dr. Clagett most commonly uses donor tissue grafts to treat gum recession in Elizabethtown, KY. This is a microsurgical procedure that allows Dr. Clagett to thicken the gum tissue and move your existing gumline to the perfect gum level. It also allows him to treat multiple teeth at once with minimal, if any, discomfort.

Why Healthy Gums are Vital

Gums are crucial to holding your teeth in place so you can bite and chew. Healthy gums keep bacteria and food bits from getting trapped between the teeth and gums and deter bacteria build-up. In turn, this helps to prevent the development of tooth infection and gum disease.

Healthy gums protect your tooth roots and jawbone.  The roots of your teeth are especially vulnerable to damage from bacteria.

If your gums aren’t healthy and they have receded, they can become infected which can result in a significant amount of pain when chewing food.

My Gums Are Receding, What Do I Do?

In some cases receding gums can be prevented through proper brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups, and avoiding smoking. However, much of the time, receding gums are caused by: tooth positioning; genetics (thin gum tissue overlying the bone); bite trauma from grinding your teeth; previous dental restorations at the gumline; or trauma from the muscle tissue under the gums.

If you have receding gums, preventative measures like brushing your teeth more, will not help resolve the problem. Here’s what you need to do:

Get an Examination

Have Dr. Clagett, a receding gums specialist, examine you.

Understand Your Options and Choose

Based on your examination, Dr. Clagett will recommend the best treatment options for your condition.

Get the Treatment

Dr. Clagett will perform the treatment you need to address your receding gums.


You need to maintain your dental health through flossing, brushing, and regular dental visits.


Thanks for a job well done!

I found Dr. Clagett and his staff to be very informative and helpful. I felt very comfortable during my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Clagett to anyone that requires his type of services. Thanks for a job well done!

– TH.

I highly recommend Dr. Clagett!

Dr Clagett and Tiffany, Hygienist, are great. They care about my dental problems and we have worked as a team to improve the quality of my dental health. I highly recommend Dr Clagett and his staff to all my friends and family.

– Rose E.

About Dr. Clagett

Dr. Clagett is a periodontist, a specialist in dealing with gum recession in Elizabethtown, KY.  He has received an advanced medical degree with a primary focus on gum recession, gum disease and dental implants. He has worked on thousands of patients and continues to invest a significant amount of time in ongoing education on the latest advanced treatments of gum recession.

Dr. Clagett graduated with his doctorate in dentistry in 2003 and completed his specialty certificate in Periodontics and Implant dentistry in 2006. He is constantly involved in periodontics education and training. He is also an instructor in continuing education courses locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Clagett believes that every patient has the right to be aware of their full dental condition; and they deserve to have all available treatment options presented to them – with the pros and cons of each treatment.

Dr. Clagett believes that as a specialist, he needs to continue to upgrade his knowledge and skills of the latest techniques, so that he can provide the best options to his patients.

Dr. Clagett and his team love to help his patients get their smile back. He and his team find great satisfaction in knowing that they have the ability to change how people feel about themselves every day.

Getting Started

Don’t let your gum recession continue and all of the problems (such as loose teeth, tooth loss, pain, disease, sensitive teeth, decay and more ) that can come with it continue.  Call Clagett Periodontics to take care of it today.