Exposed roots of teeth are the result of gum recession. Connective tissue graft surgery, also known as gum grafting, will repair the defect and help prevent additional recession and bone loss in the future. These grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where it is absent due to gum recession. During this surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate to cover the exposed root. This can be done in our office painlessly for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity in one visit.