Although scaling and root planing and/or LANAP are often an effective choices for treating periodontitis, there are cases where traditional gum surgery may be necessary. If this is the case for you, there is no need to worry. Dr. French will ensure that you are comfortable by using local anesthetic to numb the areas she will treat, and if you are anxious about the procedure there are options for oral or IV sedation. In addition, Dr. French will ensure that you understand the reasons for your individual treatment plan.