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Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 360-365

The Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) for Treatment of Maxillary Anterior Gingival Recession Defects- A Case Report

Kale Rutuja P1, Chacko Lisa2, Rakhewar P. S3, Shah Tanvi H1

1PG Student, 2Professor, 3H.O.D and Professor,
Department of Periodontics, S.M.B.T Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Sangamner 422608, Ahmednagar – India.

Corresponding Author: Kale Rutuja P


Gingival recession is referred as apical shift of the gingival margin leading to the exposure of root surface to oral cavity. AAP defines marginal tissue recession as displacement of soft tissue margin apical to CEJ. It is considered a mucogingival condition that can constitute important aesthetic and functional problems and its treatment is a major challenge in periodontal therapy. A variety of therapeutic options are available for the treatment of such gingival recession, however, the primary indications of root coverage by surgery are mainly esthetic. Limitations of the currently available techniques include the need for harvesting of autogenous donor tissues and their associated morbidity, as well as scar formation at the recipient site resulting from surface incisions. Moreover, muscle pull during healing often leads to incomplete coverage or relapse of the recession. The vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA) technique offers a minimally invasive approach for the treatment of multiple recession defects, also it allows for the fixation of gingival margins, thereby preventing its apical relapse in the initial stages of healing. This case report describes the VISTA technique for the treatment of Millers Class I recession defects.

Key words: Gingival recession, VISTA

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