At Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates in Vernon, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental issue, nonetheless there are some cases where less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
At Cornerstone Dental Group - Dr Rex Hawthorne and Associates our dentists can help to restore your oral health through a variety of surgical treatments.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing teeth and restore your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Our dentists believe that it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, however there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems oral health issues, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy procedure is used to eliminate a problematic frenum, a small piece of tissue connecting your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting proper oral function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.