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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Ryan Clagett

Older Male with Serious FaceDid you know that 85% of adults in the United States suffer from gum disease? It’s true. And gum disease isn’t something to ignore. As this disease develops, the gums begin to recede and expose the tooth roots. This gum loss eventually leads to tooth loss if left untreated.

At Derby City Dental Specialists in Kentucky, Dr. Clagett and his team use the latest techniques and technologies to provide their gum surgery patients with quality care and results.

Gum surgery is often the only way to restore your smile. So today, we want to share 5 ways gum surgery can save your teeth. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Gum Surgery Controls Infection

The only way to effectively stop gum disease is to remove the bacterial plaque from all surfaces of the affected tooth or teeth. This means Dr. Clagett will need to treat the roots below the gum line as well. Once gum surgery has been performed, and he has completely removed your gum disease, infection will no longer threaten your teeth.

2. Gum Surgery Protects Your Teeth Roots

Gum disease not only affects the gums of Kentucky men and women, but it also affects their teeth and the roots of their teeth. In order to restore your teeth roots to their former health, Dr. Clagett will need to thoroughly clean them during your gum surgery. This will ensure the teeth roots stay strong and are able to hold your teeth in their rightful place.

3. Gum Surgery Strengthens Your Teeth

After Dr. Clagett performs your gum surgery, whether with LANAP or by using traditional methods, he will use techniques to strengthen your teeth with replacement bone and growth factors. This will help get your teeth back to their former stability.

4. Gum Surgery Protects Your Teeth From Shifting

The fact is, loose teeth shift – no matter your age. If you are suffering from severe gum disease, your teeth are likely loose, and you may have even started to see some slight movement between them. Gum surgery strengthens your teeth, both the crown and the roots, and prevents them from moving within your jawbone.

5. Gum Surgery Gives You Back Your Smile – Literally

Not only does gum surgery provide physical protection to your teeth, but this procedure will also affect you on an emotional level. For Kentucky men and women who have been suffering from severe gum disease, smiling, laughing, and eating certain foods can be difficult and sometimes distressing. By performing gum surgery to remove the disease from your mouth, you will finally have healthy gums and teeth that you can be proud of! Not to mention – you’ll have a new sense of self-confidence!

Visit Dr. Clagett in Kentucky Today!

Not only is Dr. Clagett specially trained to treat gum disease, he and his staff truly care about the overall health and wellbeing of each of their patients. Dr. Clagett has developed a practice that is warm, welcoming, and safe – a place where you can get care and feel truly cared for.

If you are suffering from gum disease and want to talk to Dr. Clagett about gum surgery options, please call his office in Kentucky at to schedule your initial consultation.

Who Are We?

Derby City Dental Specialists strives to provide the latest best practices and advanced techniques for placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease while aligning care with each patient’s specific needs and goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

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What Problem Do We Solve for Our Patients?

Through implant dentistry and diverse gum treatments, we can replace missing teeth, stop the spread of gum disease, and create a healthier, stronger, natural-looking smile. Smile makeovers can correct imperfections and improve overall comfort and confidence.

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How We Solve These Problems for Our Patients

Dr. Clagett consults with each patient to understand their concerns and goals, then develops a customized treatment plan to achieve desired results. His extensive training in the field enables him to deliver innovative care.

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