Periodontist - Reno
805 W 7th St Ste 202
Reno, NV 89503-2795
(775) 322-5122

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  • Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
  • LANAP- Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
  • Regenerative Periodontal Surgery
  • Open Flap Debridement
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Gingivectomies
  • Grafts (See our exciting before and after photos below!)
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Implant Placement
  • Ridge and Sinus Augmentation


What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a dental specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes. Read more...

Scaling and Root Planing
Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.  Read more...


LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and it is a revolutionary treatment of periodontitis that Dr. French is proud to offer.  With LANAP, Dr. French utilizes a special, FDA-approved dental laser to treat your disease.  With a laser fiber that is approximately the width of 3 human hairs, Dr. French gently removes diseased tissue from the lining of your gum pockets, and then thoroughly cleans the root surfaces with ultrasonic instruments.  She then uses the laser to stimulate bone and tissue in the affected area, helping to bring out stem cells from the area, and create a stable blood clot around the teeth, both of which are essential to the healing process.  Your bite is adjusted to lessen any negative forces on the teeth as they heal, and a bite guard is made in your general dentist's office.  After several months of healing, Dr. French re-evaluates the teeth and gums, and often, significant bone re-growth is observed, along with gum tissue that is tightly attached to the tooth, eliminating the pockets that were previously present.  Not only does the procedure give great results, but the recovery time is almost nothing!  

Crown Lengthening
In some cases, periodontal procedures help lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or improve the esthetics of your gum line. Read more...

Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Read more...

A gingivectomy is necessary when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets. The pockets make it hard to clean away plaque. Read more...

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.  Read more...