Gum grafting, also known as a gingival graft, is a periodontal surgical procedure in which gum tissue is guided into a new position in the mouth. At Link Dental, we utilize the Pinhole Surgical Technique that involves no cutting of the gums. It is a much more comfortable procedure than the traditional gum graft. Gum grafting may be done in order to protect your teeth from gum recession, a condition when gum tissue surrounding a tooth begins to pull away, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root. Gum grafting can also be done to enhance or improve a smile.