Gum Grafting, also known as gingival grafting or periodontal plastic surgery, covers a range of procedures that are designed to cover any area of exposed tooth root surface with oral tissues from other areas.

Gum grafts are commonly used when roots are exposed or in the process of developing gum tissues where there is an absence due to a periodontal recession. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

In many cases, this procedure is used to cover exposed roots, protecting them from decay, as well as reducing further recession and bone loss. This may also reduce the sensitivity of your tooth as well as improve the aesthetical appearance of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or aesthetics, patients will leave with a beautiful new smile and also greatly improved periodontal health.