Gum Disease Treatment


Periodontal disease treatment with Nashville gum disease specialist Dr. Nabors and Dr. Clegg Periodontal disease or gum disease affects one out of every five adults. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and begins with such common symptoms as red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, or gums that are receding away from your teeth.

Caused by bacteria found in plaque, periodontal infections are linked to serious diseases that affect the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, preterm birth, and many others.

While daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings can help prevent gum disease from occurring, if left untreated, periodontal disease can require scaling, root planing, or even surgery to rid the mouth of the bacteria.


Dr. Nabors and Dr. Clegg believe there’s a better way. As a pioneer in conservative periodontal therapies, they emphasize that early intervention is critical to not only oral health but health in general. That is why they have developed Modular Periodontal Therapy, a non-surgical method of gum disease treatment that achieves results without the pain and discomfort of traditional treatments.

Using a scientifically validated system of testing, medications, and convenient home care, Modular Periodontal Therapy helps the mouth and body return to full health in a pain-free, non-surgical manner, making it a great alternative to typical oral surgery.


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Our highly trained modular periodontal therapists are committed to helping you overcome gum disease and other periodontal issues by focusing on the causes of the problem, not just the symptoms. We recognize that while gum disease may originate in the mouth, it can impact the health of the whole body. The Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine put it this way:

“First, oral disease is a disease like any other—and in and of itself is deserving of treatment.
Number two, everything in the body is connected. Having a chronic infection is a serious problem that you should not ignore. It can indeed make you systemically sick.

Three, patients should not think that treating periodontal disease will guarantee them lifetime health, but it is one step they can take to be healthier overall.”


We are the premier dental office to come to for getting periodontal disease treatment. Our team is led by the knowledge and skill of Dr. Nabors, who dedicated much of his career to studying the bacteria that cause gum disease and how to treat the infection.

Not only has he spent years practicing advanced techniques in periodontal therapy, but he also trains other doctors so that they can provide the same level of care to their patients. The methods that he uses are based on his extensive study of microbiology and pharmacology that has spanned his entire career.

The treatments that he provides will be the same that he teaches in highly-reviewed dental seminars. This includes many different points, but the following are the highlights:

  • Modular Periodontal Therapy®.
  • Importance of finding the root cause of gum disease.
  • Providing treatment with advanced technology and medication.

Together, Dr. Nabors and Dr. Clegg are both pioneering the future of periodontal health; we are confident that you can be one of the countless patients that we have successfully treated in our battle to fight gum disease.


Ever-developing technology is a huge secret to Dr. Nabors’ and Dr. Clegg’s success as periodontal dentists. While other dentists might rely on traditional techniques, Dr. Nabors and Dr. Clegg let the accuracy and precision of technology lead the way.

We use a Phase Contrast Microscope to have a better understanding of the bacteria that cause gum disease to take a rigorous scientific approach to solve the problem.

Once we have identified the bacteria, we can tailor an approach that is unique to what you are facing. Periodontal disease isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Oftentimes our patients are at different stages of gum disease development, and we want to make sure that we get it right.


When it comes to your gums, see a dentist you can trust to give you comprehensive and catered periodontal disease treatment. See Beam Smile Design in Nashville, TNContact us today for an appointment.

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Welcome to Beam Smile Design. Led by Drs. Andrea Clegg and Thomas Nabors, our practice in Nashville, TN, offers cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry services to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Our affiliations include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
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  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

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