Our doctor and staff provide skilled, experienced dentistry in a comfortable, friendly environment. We provide full dental services, including:
Crowns & Bridges
Cleanings & Deep Cleanings
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Recession Treatment
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a small amount of white dental paste that can be molded into the desired shape and dries hard, resembling tooth enamel. Dental bonding can be used to repair small cracks and to cover up surface stains, such as those that can occur from drinking wine or other beverages. It can also be used to cover tooth roots exposed by gum recession.
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that involves pauses in a person’s breathing during sleep, usually without their awareness. This can affect how rested someone feels in the morning, and it can also have many negative effects on a person’s overall health. Dr. Gumm provides gentle treatment using custom oral appliances. Oral appliance treatment can be an effective alternative to treatment with a CPAP mask for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
When needed, Dr. Gumm performs gentle, comfortable tooth extractions. He uses a special protocol for nontraumatic tooth extractions, ensuring that he removes the entire tooth with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. As part of his extraction protocol, Dr. Gumm usually also preserves the empty socket with a simple bone grafting procedure, so that an implant can be placed in the future if the patient wishes.
Dr. Gumm uses tooth-colored fillings that blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth color. If you have old amalgam fillings, Dr. Gumm can replace them with beautiful white fillings, which can greatly improve your smile.
Gum Recontouring for Gummy Smiles & Uneven Gumlines
Dr. Gumm is highly trained in the treatment of gums. If you have excess gum tissue that creates an uneven gumline or gives the appearance of a “gummy smile,” Dr. Gumm can remove the excess tissue and create a more aesthetic, natural-looking gumline.
Dr. Gumm provides skilled root canal treatment, cleaning out the canals thoroughly and gently, and placing a beautiful new crown. Teeth treated with root canals can continue to function for a lifetime with regular maintenance and care. Thanks to Dr. Gumm’s skill and experience, most root canals can be completed in just one visit.
Laser Cold Sore Treatment
Dr. Gumm uses a dental laser to provide safe and effective treatment for cold sores. The specific wavelength used in the laser treatment blunts the viral attack. The treatment promotes faster healing of the sore and is especially effective on cold sores that have just started to develop.
Dr. Gumm provides different types of mouthguards: sports mouthguards can enhance a person’s performance during athletic activities, and nightguards protect a person’s teeth from clenching and grinding during sleep. All mouthguards are custom-made for a perfect fit.
Problems with bite alignment or the alignment of the jaws can cause jaw pain, headaches and wear on the teeth. Dr. Gumm corrects these issues by making adjustments to tooth surfaces to improve the bite, or through restorative dentistry. If needed, Dr. Gumm can also refer you to a competent orthodontist.
Dr. Gumm provides custom dentures that are well-fitting and long-lasting.
Denture Relines and Repairs
We offer skilled relines and repairs of dentures.
$59 New Patient Exam Special*
If you are visiting our office for the first time, you can take advantage of our New Patient Special. Your visit will include:
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Consultation with the doctor
- Digital X-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- TMJ evaluation
*Offer expires December 13th
Emergency Dental Care
If you are having a dental emergency, please call us right away. We will try to get you in the same day, and we will quickly help you out of pain.
Call (727) 513-6707 to get help now!
Your comfort is very important to us. Dr. Gumm explains procedures beforehand so that you will know what to expect, and our friendly staff will do whatever they can to help you feel at ease. For added comfort in the dental chair, we offer pillows, blankets and heated neck rolls.
Dr. Gumm is very experienced at giving gentle injections, and patients often comment that they did not feel anything. For patients who need extra help with dental anxiety, we also have oral sedation available.