If your dentist has most recently mentioned a receding gum line, you might be a candidate for a gum graft. Oftentimes we hear patients concerns with gum surgery. Gum surgery really does sound worse than what it really is. A gum graft will not only protect your teeth from the damage that a receding gum line can cause, but it will also improve the appearance of your smile.
The reason that a receding gum line is bad for your overall dental health is because your gums will start to separate away from the tooth which exposes more of the root of the tooth. Ultimately if this is left untreated it can lead to more serious gum disease and other unpleasant issues like more sensitive teeth and tooth loss.