Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal of the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces.
This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. If your gums have receded and you have an uneven gum line or your teeth appear overly long, then soft tissue grafts can extend the gum line to create an aesthetic balance. The grafts also reduce the gum pockets that are prone to future periodontal disease.
The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.