Gum Recession Grafting

Gum recession is a form of periodontal disease which involves losing not only durable gum tissue, but also tooth supporting bone. Not only is gum recession unsightly, it can lead to loss of teeth from the loss of important supportive bone and to an increased incidence of root surface cavities. Additionally, gum recession and bone loss can spread laterally if left untreated, affecting more and more teeth as time goes by. Dr. Clagett is trained in the most innovative, least invasive methods of replacing the lost gum tissue and stopping your bone loss.

Many years ago, gum recession was treated by taking a piece of gum tissue from the palate and moving it to the area of gum loss. Not only did this result in a poor esthetic match of gum tissue, but it was often quite painful. Dr. Clagett uses donor tissue to perform gum grafting, which is not only more esthetic but also substantially reduces post-treatment discomfort. By utilizing this plastic surgery type technique, Dr. Clagett can treat your gum recession with no incisions, allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately. Most patients find that they do not need to take off work and have minimal interruption to their lives.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clagett, call our office in Elizabethtown, KY at Elizabethtown Office Phone Number 270-982-7377.

 Gum Recession Grafting Pre treatmentGum Recession Grafting post treatment   
Before and After Gum Grafting by Dr. Clagett

Periodontics Presentation

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Clagett Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

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I highly recommend Dr. Clagett for periodontal work as he is well educated and knowledgeable in his field - very much an expert - staying very current in his field learning and developing new techniques!

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I was very pleased with how professional the staff and Dr. Clagett was during my visit. Very helpful and informative from start to finish. Dr. Clagett took the time to explain in detail the procedure and answer all my questions.

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This was actually a pleasant experience and I had no pain from time of surgery to the stitches being taken out. Dr. Clagett was very informative and took time to answer all my questions. He's the best. The staff were also very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Clagett.

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Thank you for the thorough check-up today with Dr. Clagett. I was impressed with your quality service. You checked out the concern I had about my gums and gave me great feedback.

- Barry A

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Very professional staff without sacrificing caring & consideration. I was impressed with the doctor's honesty & persol touch during my initial evaluation.

- Sheila M

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If all dental visits were the same as Dr. Clagett we would always look forward to going to the dentist. Great team, great Dentist and great experience. I had the gum recession surgery procedure on my teeth. Overall it was a very non invasive surgery and I always felt confident that I was getting exactly what I needed for my teeth health benefit. I highly recommend this Dentist office. Dr. Clagett and his team are now part of my healthy teeth family.

- Steve M

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The procedures I have had, I was very satisfied with the results and also the professionalism That was shown. I would definitely recommend Dr. Clagett and his staff.

- Beverly S

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- Dan K

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