Gingival grafting is a corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state due to resession. You will likely be more sensitive to hot and cold foods when you have receding gums. If the gums recede enough as to expose the root you can set yourself up for more serious problems. The root is softer than the enamel making it more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, behind the molars or donor tissue we can regain the thickness and cover some root exposure. This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original thickness and continue to supoort the teeth long term. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort. Schedule a consultation to see what option is best for you.When the gingiva recedes further it exposes you to greater risk for infection and bacterial penetration.