Gum grafting is the process where your periodontist removes pieces of tissue from your mouth or gums and transplants it to areas affected by the periodontal disease through surgery. Three methods may be used during gum grafting for the treatment of periodontal disease: connective-tissue graft, free gingival graft, and pedicle graft.
Gum grafting is important because it restores the damaged tissue and prevents further damage or loss of teeth. It is used to repair or restore the gum and teeth after they have been damaged. The early symptoms that you may need a gum graft include sensitivity, particularly when exposed to cold or hot food and drinks.