This procedure is done when the esthetics of your gum line are compromised
(such as some people have their gums pulling back from their teeth). The
condition called Gum recession is not only cosmetically unappealing (Teeth
appear longer) but also functionally problematic.
The gums are designed to cover the roots of teeth which are naturally sensitive
and can be easily abraded away by even toothbrushes. Soft tissue is taken
from the patients mouth by grafting from a new site (usually roof of the mouth)
and used to replace the lost tissue on the affected site.