Soft tissue grafts are used in periodontal procedures. Periodontology is the area of dentistry dealing with the tissues surrounding the teeth. Tissue grafts are used to treat gum disease or to correct other abnormalities like receding gums.
Cosmetic gum grafts are used to fill in gum tissue so that a symmetrical smile is achieved. Tissue can be taken from the roof of the mouth and transferred to the deficient area.