A gingival graft is necessary to cover exposed roots causing sensitivity, to preserve the underlying bone structure and to improve the esthetics of your smile.
A gingival graft is a common surgical procedure that is done under local anesthetic and should take roughly 45 minutes.
After the surgery you should avoid smoking and chew on the other side.
To aid healing, do not brush this area for a week following the surgery. The dressing covering the graft should remain in place for the entire week.