Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Drs. Bloom, Berger, Krey and Mobati manage a wide variety of problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth and Facial Regions. Drs. Bloom, Berger, Krey and Mobati practice a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from Corrective Jaw Surgery and Wisdom Tooth Removal to Treating Children and a full array of Dental Implant Procedures.
Berkeley~Orinda Oral Surgery is open Monday - Thursday from 8 am until 4:30 pm, and Friday 7 am - 2 pm. We also offer one Saturday a month. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you as soon as possible.
Please call 510 848-1055 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly, and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.