Gum recession, for patients in Daly City, CA, is a condition in which the gum line has moved from its original position, leaving tooth roots exposed and susceptible to decay and infection, which in turn, can lead to more serious problems. Gum recession can weaken teeth, causing sensitivity, root damage and even tooth loss.
Gum recession is often the result of gum disease but it can also be caused by genetic disposition and/or overly aggressive brushing.
Until recently, the primary treatment method for receding gums was gum grafting, also known as soft tissue grafting. This generally involves removing soft tissue from the palate or cheek, or from a donor source, and stitching it in place over the exposed tooth root. The VISTA Surgical Technique requires a small incision and little suturing. The gums are lifted and then placed into the correct position.
The VISTA Surgical Technique, at Pacific Sky Dental, is a procedure that provides a minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting. This treatment, performed by Dr. Raymond Jone, can be used to restore gums to their natural position. The result is a healthier and more beautiful smile.
Vista Gum Surgery is the equivalent procedure to the Pinhole technique that was invented and patented by Dr. John Chao.