Building Foundations Together
At Gums by Gohel, we believe in true teamwork, camaraderie and collaboration between each other, our patients and the referring doctors we work with. We provide patients with ethical and honest options to create healthy smiles and better oral and overall health in a comfortable setting. Our goal is to base each experience in trust and respect. Our team strives to be the best version of ourselves, both in and out of the office.
Dr. Shivali Gohel and Dr. James Sinks specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the surgical placement and maintenance of dental implants. Our office also offers patients a variety of cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with our doctors and their friendly staff. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
Proudly serving all of San Diego County – including Ramona and La Mesa!
Meet the doctors
Dr. Shivali Gohel
Dr. Shivali Gohel is a Board Certified periodontist who is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal oral health. In doing so, she is able to improve their overall well-being, since periodontal disease is linked to heart disease and other serious health problems.
"Staying current in a continuously changing field is the best way to provide my patients with the highest quality of care."
Meet the doctors
Dr. James Sinks
Dr. Sinks is a native of San Diego, attending Clairemont High School and UCSD. He completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Our patientS say
"No one likes the dentist. Much less a periodontist. If you need to go I recommend Dr. Gohel. She’s great as is the office staff and assistants. She and her assistant, Melissa, took great care of me with a minimum of pain."
"Very friendly and welcoming staff. Dr. Sinks was personable and welcoming as well. The process and timeline for my implant was explained in a complete manner."
"The entire staff makes you feel welcome. I highly recommend Dr. Gohel, she is absolutely wonderful."
"Dr. Shivali Gohel was very professional and she diligently explained in detail what I would expect from the procedure from start to finish.Her work was done with confidence and in a thorough manner. She has my recommendation."
"Dr. Gohel, was great along with her staff. She explains everything, she manages pain effectively during procedure and answers all questions. Would highly recommend."
"I was so comfortable with Dr. Shivali. She was very friendly, interested, and explained the procedure to me very thoroughly. I felt that her time with me was dedicated to me completely."
"Due to poor dental health, I have had several Periodontal procedures and Dr. Gohel is the most competent Periodontist I have ever experienced. Having had unfavorable outcomes in the past, I have anxiety prior to any Dental procedure. Dr. Gohel's bedside manner gave me confidence in her ability and I was not disappointed. I wish she was my primary dentist."
"I was referred to Dr. Sinks' and Gohel's office for gum surgery. Dr. Gohel was my surgeon and I couldn't be more pleased. I was dreading this surgery because I'd had gum surgery quite a few years ago elsewhere and it was a horrible experience. With Dr. Gohel, however, it was totally the opposite! I essentially didn't feel a thing and because I got a stent to put in my mouth for my palate to heal without me playing with it with my tongue, that made everything even easier. Dr. Gohel explains everything clearly and goes the extra mile to make sure her patients are happy. The entire office staff is super also!"
"Dr. Gohel is really good at what she does and super kind. I am having 4 quadrants of periodontal surgery and she has follow-up visits scheduled after each is done to make sure all is healing well. She also removed a wisdom tooth for me, and let me have a follow-up visit to check on an issue of some bone fragments scratching my tongue, which can organically happen after wisdom tooth removal. She fixed those right away. All the people in her office are helpful, professional, and nice. It's a great thing to do something you deeply dread and have such a talented and lovely person (and office!) to work with. Can't say anything but good things about her practice!"
"Dr. Sinks was very thorough and gave me a referral for x-rays as part of my visit. Service from his staff was excellent and professional, and everyone was extremely nice. I was highly impressed with the quality of service."
"Service is always very professional and personal. I appreciate that they treat each patient as an individual and strive to accommodate each of our needs. Wonderful staff!!!"
"I always know I will receive kind, considerate and professional care when I visit the office of Dr. Sinks. He is very thorough, and you never feel rushed. The office staff are equally professional and caring."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Gohel for about a year and she is absolutely wonderful! I have never been the biggest fan of going to the dentist, but Dr. G has made my recent experiences enjoyable. She is very professional, friendly and her work is very thorough. In addition to Dr. G?s great work, she also has access to the best technology in dentistry. I recently had LANAP procedure and I am very pleased with the results. I truly feel my teeth and gums are in good hands with Dr. Gohel. Highly recommended!"
Why choose Us
Our office philosophy is to provide conservative, high quality, ethical and honest periodontal care in a professional environment.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that involves the gum tissue, ligaments and alveolar bone. Most often, patients are referred to our office because they have periodontal disease or require gum-related surgery.
A dental implant can be used to replace a missing tooth or to keep a denture plate in place. Implants are durable, lasting restorations that rely on a process known as osseointegration to naturally fuse with the bone of your jaw.
New laser technology allows the periodontist to remove the diseased gum tissue without traditional surgery.
A smile enhancement is performed on patients who have a “gummy” or uneven smile. You may feel as though you have too much gum tissue that takes away from the beauty of your natural smile.