Check this out. Recent patient came in with some recession, and an old cosmetic gum graft that was just way too small. Look at the before and after photos of the remarkable difference that has been made with a new graft. Cosmetic gum grafts are done in our office because once recession starts in a tooth; the body begins to lose its natural defense against both bacteria and trauma. The tooth begins to become more increasingly sensitive to hot and cold food and liquids. In more advanced cases, the gum recession can lead to a worsening decline and exposure of the root surface. Reconstruction of the gums using grafting techniques is a viable option when gum recession is substantial.