Oral Surgeon Colorado
Oral Surgeon Colorado at Colorado Gum Care
In need of oral surgery in Colorado? Choose Colorado Gum Care, home to expert oral surgeons. Our board-certified specialists offer a range of procedures for your oral health. Experience comfort in our modern facility with a friendly team. We provide IV sedation for pain-free surgery, including dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and more. Personalized care ensures your unique needs are met, and flexible payment options are available. Prioritize your oral health with Colorado Gum Care – schedule your appointment today.
Who is an Oral Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a specialized dental professional who has undergone extensive training and education beyond general dentistry. They are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of oral and facial conditions, ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. Oral surgeons also have expertise in performing dental implant and bone grafting procedures.
With their advanced knowledge and skill set, oral surgeons can provide a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. This includes treating facial pain, facial injuries, and other surgical conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, jaws, and facial contours.
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Colorado Gum Care oral surgeons diagnose and treat oral and facial conditions. They provide pain-free, anxiety-free surgery with IV sedation. Book a consultation today!
If you are experiencing oral or facial issues, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation appointment with our oral surgeons at Colorado Gum Care. Taking this important step towards recovery and achieving beautiful smiles is just a phone call or online appointment request form away.
What does an Oral Surgeon do?
An oral surgeon plays a crucial role in maintaining your oral health and overall well-being. With their expertise in oral and maxillofacial surgery, they are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, from facial pain and facial injuries to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal.
Colorado Gum Care offers exceptional patient care with skilled oral surgeons specializing in various oral and maxillofacial procedures. We provide a compassionate and comfortable experience, including IV sedation. Our Colorado Springs clinic ensures open communication and personalized care. We offer flexible payment options to make treatment affordable for everyone. Trust us for your oral health and facial pain needs. Schedule a consultation today.
Meet Our Team
Matthew A. Johanson, DMD, MS
Dr. Matthew A. Johanson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry magna cum laude from Middlebury College and received his dental education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
During his dental education at UCDM, Dr. Johanson was the recipient of the Opinsky Scholarship for academic achievement, the Listerine Award of Excellence for outstanding research relating to Periodontology, and the AAP Dental Student Award for achievement in Periodontology. Dr. Johanson completed his specialty training and received his Master’s Degree in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Johanson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Johanson has been selected by 5280 Magazine as a Top Periodontist. Dr. Johanson has speciality training in Dental Implants, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Advanced Bone Grafting, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dental Laser Therapy, IV Sedation, as well as Periodontal Disease Treatment.
In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, and running, Dr. Johanson also has two young children who keep him energized! Dr. Johanson lives in Denver with his wife Heidi, a physician at The Children’s Hospital.
Tyler D. Borg, DDS, MS
Dr. Tyler D. Borg, a Westminster native, graduated from Xavier University before attending the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he served as Class and Student Body President. While at The University of Colorado, Dr. Borg was awarded the American Academy of Periodontology Award, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award, The Academy of Osseointegration Award, The Colorado Dental Association Student Excellence Award, and also completed research on Dental Implants.
Dr. Borg completed his specialty training in Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received a Master’s Degree in Dental Science. At The University of Texas, Dr. Borg conducted clinical research in bone grafting and dental implants. Dr. Borg is the recipient of the John F. Prichard Award for excellence in clinical research from the Southwest Society of Periodontists as well as the Kenneth D. Rudd Award for completion of over 100 hours of continuing education annually. Dr. Borg is the recipient of the Maria Yueng Research Award from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and also the AAP Foundation Robert S. Schoor Award. Dr. Borg is a 5280 Magazine Top Periodontist.
In addition to maintaining his private practice, Dr. Borg has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgical Dentistry at The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Borg also serves on the Colorado State Dental Board Anesthesia Committee and is the Chair of the Anesthesia Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Borg has specialty training in Dental Implants, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Advanced Bone Grafting, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Dental Laser Therapy, IV Sedation, as well as Periodontal Disease Treatment. Dr. Borg is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Borg is certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a technique used for gum grafting using no incisions and no sutures.
Dr. Borg lives in Westminster with his wife and two sons and enjoys the famous Colorado outdoors.
Mark A. Wheeler, DMD
Originally from Canada, Dr. Jenna C. Hyer grew up in Whitefish, Montana. She received her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University. Dr. Hyer then completed her dental education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. In dental school, Dr. Hyer was active in the American Dental Student Association and served as Pre-Dental Chair mentoring future dentists. She also volunteered and completed research in Trifinio, Guatemala, and was awarded the Global Health Student award. Upon graduation, Dr. Hyer was initiated into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society along with the top 10% of her class.
Dr. Hyer left Colorado for three years to obtain her specialty training at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio where she received her Master’s Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Hyer completed a master’s thesis studying radiography and periodontal disease and is published in the Journal of Periodontology. She has specialty training in dental implants, bone grafting, laser therapy, IV sedation, and especially enjoys esthetic procedures such as crown lengthening and gum grafting. Dr.Hyer also serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Hyer enjoys traveling and has been to over 30 countries. She has spent time practicing dentistry in Central America and plans to continue giving back throughout her career. In addition to travel, she enjoys hiking, skiing, painting, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Hyer currently works as a part-time Clinical Associate Professor aiding in the periodontal training of future dentists. She lives in Denver with her fiancée Brian, a dentist, and their dog Novocaine (Nova.)
At Colorado Gum Care, we are proud to offer an exceptional facility that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and designed to provide the highest level of care to our patients. Our office is thoughtfully designed to create a comfortable and relaxing environment, ensuring that your visit with us is as pleasant as possible.
Our facility is equipped with the latest advancements in dental technology to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. From digital X-rays to 3D imaging, we have the tools to provide you with the most precise and comprehensive dental care. Our team of highly trained professionals utilizes these advanced technologies to deliver optimal patient outcomes.
In addition to our advanced technology, our facility features a modern and inviting atmosphere. We understand that visiting an oral surgeon can be intimidating, which is why we have created an office setting that is soothing and calming. From the moment you step through our doors, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who are dedicated to making your visit a positive experience.
Our team of skilled surgeons is trained in assisting with IV sedation, ensuring that you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. They have expertise ranging from dental implant and bone grafting procedures to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal. No matter what your oral and maxillofacial surgical needs may be, our team is here to provide you with the highest level of care.
Our facility at Colorado Gum Care is designed to provide you with the best possible care in a comfortable and modern environment. With advanced technology, a caring and skilled team, and a commitment to personalized care, we are confident that you will have a positive and successful experience with us. Schedule an appointment today and take the first step towards achieving a healthy and beautiful smile.
Services We Provide
At Colorado Gum Care, we take pride in providing a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures, along with a comprehensive scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services. Our team of skilled surgeons is trained in assisting with IV sedation, ensuring that you are relaxed and comfortable during your procedure.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health condition that affects the gum tissues surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious complications, including tooth loss and systemic health issues.
Gum diseases occur when bacteria in the mouth form a sticky film called plaque along the gumline. If not removed through regular brushing and flossing, plaque can harden into tartar, which can irritate the gums and lead to gum inflammation or gingivitis. Symptoms of gum disease may include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth.
In addition to proper brushing and flossing techniques, our periodontists may recommend professional dental cleanings and specialized treatments to address gum diseases. These treatments may include scaling and root planing, which involves deep cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar buildup. For more advanced cases, surgical interventions such as gum grafting or pocket reduction surgery may be necessary to restore gum health and support the teeth.
Don’t let gum disease rob you of your smile and oral health. Contact Colorado Gum Care today to schedule a consultation appointment and take the first step towards achieving healthy gums and a beautiful smile. Remember, early detection and treatment are key to successfully managing gum diseases and preserving your oral health for years to come.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For many individuals, wisdom teeth can cause a range of problems and complications that necessitate their removal. At Colorado Gum Care, our skilled and experienced oral surgeons are trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including wisdom tooth removal.
The process of wisdom tooth removal involves the extraction of one or more impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth. An impacted wisdom tooth occurs when there is not enough space in the jaw for the tooth to fully erupt. This can result in the tooth becoming trapped or only partially breaking through the gumline. Partially erupted wisdom teeth can be particularly susceptible to infection and decay.
Wisdom tooth removal is typically performed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Our oral surgeons are trained in assisting with IV sedation, providing a safe and comfortable experience for our patients. The surgery itself involves carefully removing the impacted or partially erupted tooth through a small incision in the gum tissue. Any necessary bone removal may also be done during the procedure to allow for the extraction.
After the surgery, our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to promote a smooth and speedy recovery. It is important to follow these instructions to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of complications. Some common post-operative symptoms include swelling, slight bleeding, and jaw stiffness, but these usually subside within a few days.
Removing wisdom teeth can be an essential step towards maintaining oral health and preventing future dental problems. Even if wisdom teeth do not currently cause any pain or discomfort, they can still pose risks such as tooth decay, gum disease, and damage to surrounding teeth.
Our oral surgeons at Colorado Gum Care are skilled in performing wisdom tooth removal procedures with expertise ranging from simple extractions to more complex cases.
We are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and making your wisdom teeth removal experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our state-of-the-art facilities, friendly staff, and personalized approach to care ensure that you receive the highest level of surgical and post-operative support. When it comes to wisdom tooth removal, trust the experienced oral surgeons at Colorado Gum Care to deliver compassionate and expert surgical care.
Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. At Colorado Gum Care, our skilled oral surgeons are experienced in performing a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. This provides a stable foundation for the attachment of a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are known for their durability and natural-looking appearance, allowing you to confidently eat, speak, and smile.
Our state-of-the-art office setting in Colorado Springs is equipped with the latest technology and techniques to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Our oral surgeons are trained in assisting with IV sedation, providing a safe and comfortable experience for our patients throughout the dental implant process.
From the initial consultation to the placement of the implant and final restoration, our oral surgeons are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care. We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique dental needs and goals.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants offer a permanent and dependable solution. Our experienced oral surgeons have the expertise to perform a full range of dental implant procedures, from simple cases to more complex situations requiring bone grafting.
Bone grafting procedures may be necessary in cases where there is insufficient bone in the jaw to support a dental implant. Our oral surgeons are skilled in performing bone grafting procedures to augment the bone structure, creating a stable foundation for the implant.
Pinhole Gum Grafting
Pinhole Gum Grafting is an advanced and minimally invasive technique used to treat receding gums and restore the health and appearance of your smile. This procedure is performed by our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Colorado Gum Care, who have expertise in a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.
Receding gums can not only affect the aesthetics of your smile, but they can also lead to tooth sensitivity, root exposure, and even tooth loss if left untreated. Pinhole Gum Grafting offers a solution by repositioning the gum tissue to cover the exposed root surface.
The procedure begins with the surgeon making a small pinhole incision in the gum tissue near the affected area. Through this tiny opening, specialized instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. The surgeon then guides the loosened tissue over the exposed root, covering it and repairing the receded area effectively.
One of the most significant advantages of Pinhole Gum Grafting is that it avoids the need for traditional gum grafting, which involves removing tissue from other areas of the mouth. This minimizes discomfort and post-operative pain for our patients, as well as reduces the healing time required.
Our state-of-the-art office setting in Colorado provides a comfortable and sterile environment for the Pinhole Gum Grafting procedure. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained in assisting with IV sedation, ensuring a relaxed and pain-free experience for our patients throughout the procedure.
If you are struggling with multiple missing teeth or wearing uncomfortable dentures, All-On-4 dental implants may be the solution for you. At Colorado Gum Care, our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures, including All-On-4.
All-On-4 is an innovative technique that allows patients to replace a full arch of teeth with just four dental implants. This procedure provides a secure and stable foundation for a fixed set of replacement teeth, giving you a brand new smile that looks and feels natural.
With All-On-4, you can regain the ability to eat your favorite foods, speak with confidence, and smile without hesitation. The procedure involves strategically placing four dental implants in areas of the jawbone where there is the most bone density. This eliminates the need for additional bone grafting in most cases, making the process more efficient and convenient for our patients.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are skilled in performing All-On-4 surgery with expertise ranging from diagnosis to treatment planning and implant placement. They have the knowledge and experience to ensure optimal patient outcomes and long-lasting results.
If you are considering All-On-4 dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation appointment with our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons. They will evaluate your oral health and discuss your treatment options, including the flexibility of financing for your All-On-4 procedure.
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from living your best life. Take the first step towards a beautiful smile and optimal oral health with All-On-4 at Colorado Gum Care.
Missing tooth replacement
Losing a tooth can affect not only your smile but also your overall oral health. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology have made it possible to replace missing teeth with natural-looking and functional alternatives. At Colorado Gum Care, our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures to help you restore your smile and regain optimal oral health.
Dental implants are the preferred choice for missing tooth replacement due to their durability, longevity, and ability to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, acting as a sturdy foundation for a custom-made dental crown. This provides a secure and permanent solution that not only restores the appearance of your smile but also allows you to eat, speak, and chew with confidence.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have expertise ranging from diagnosis to treatment planning and implant placement. They are trained in the latest techniques and are committed to providing personalized care to each patient. With their knowledge and experience, you can trust that you will receive the highest level of care and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
In addition to dental implants, our surgeons also perform a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal. Whether you are experiencing facial pain, facial injuries, or require surgical treatment for complex dental conditions, our skilled surgeons are here to diagnose and treat your specific needs.
At Colorado Gum Care, we understand that dental procedures can be intimidating for some patients. That’s why our state-of-the-art office setting in Colorado Springs is designed to create a comfortable and relaxing environment. Our friendly staff is trained in assisting with IV sedation, ensuring a pain-free and anxiety-free experience during your treatment.
We also offer personalized payment processes and the flexibility of financing options, including healthcare credit cards and monthly payments. We believe that quality dental care should be accessible to everyone, and we strive to make the financial aspect of treatment as stress-free as possible.
Don’t let a missing tooth affect your confidence and oral health. Schedule a consultation appointment with our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Colorado Gum Care and take the first step towards restoring your smile and enjoying optimal oral health.
Teeth-In-A-Day, also known as All-on-4 or Same-Day Smile, is an innovative dental solution that allows patients to receive a full set of new teeth in just one day. At Colorado Gum Care, our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experienced in providing Teeth-In-A-Day procedures to help patients regain their smiles and improve their quality of life.
Using advanced implant technology and surgical techniques, Teeth-In-A-Day eliminates the need for multiple surgeries and long waiting periods typically associated with traditional dental implant procedures. With Teeth-In-A-Day, patients can arrive at our state-of-the-art office in the morning and leave with a beautiful, functional set of teeth by the end of the day.
During the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure, our skilled surgeons strategically place dental implants throughout the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for a custom-made full arch of teeth. These implants are designed to fuse with the bone over time, creating a strong and durable support system for the prosthetic teeth.
One of the key advantages of Teeth-In-A-Day is the ability to provide immediate results. Unlike traditional dental implant procedures that require a healing period before placing the final teeth, Teeth-In-A-Day allows patients to walk out of our office with a fully functional set of teeth on the same day of their procedure. This means that patients can enjoy the benefits of their new teeth, including improved speech, enhanced chewing ability, and a natural-looking smile, without any significant downtime.
Teeth-In-A-Day not only offers convenience and immediate results, but it also provides long-lasting and reliable outcomes. The custom-made prosthetic teeth are carefully crafted to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Further, the dental implants used in the Teeth-In-A-Day procedure are made from biocompatible materials such as titanium, which promotes bone integration and ensures the longevity of the implants.
Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. At Colorado Gum Care, our team of skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons is trained in performing a full range of dental procedures, including tooth extraction.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. This includes severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, tooth infection, overcrowding, or a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. In some cases, wisdom teeth may also need to be removed if they are impacted or causing issues with the surrounding teeth.
During the tooth extraction process, our skilled surgeons will carefully numb the area around the tooth to minimize any discomfort. They will then gently and skillfully remove the tooth from its socket, using specialized instruments designed for the task. Our surgeons have expertise ranging from simple tooth extractions to more complex cases, such as impacted wisdom teeth or teeth with multiple roots.
After the tooth extraction, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by our surgeons. This may include taking pain medication, applying ice packs to reduce swelling, and eating soft foods for a few days. Our friendly staff will also provide you with personalized care and guidance on how to care for the extraction site to promote optimal healing.
If you are experiencing dental issues that may require tooth extraction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. Our caring and compassionate oral and maxillofacial surgeons will diagnose and treat your dental condition with expertise, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care. Contact Colorado Gum Care today to take the first step towards a healthier smile.