LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment

No scalpel. No stitches.

Talk to Dr. Blodgett, Portland’s most experienced LANAP-certified dentist, to learn more.

Or Call  (503) 285-3620

Win the fight against gum disease.
High-tech, minimally-invasive laser gum treatment with incredible health benefits.

The Benefits of LANAP Laser Gum Disease Surgery

For the first time in history, we can specifically target unhealthy gum tissue without damaging healthy tissue.

Faster Healing
LANAP is less invasive than traditional treatments. No scalpel and no stitches.

Minimal Discomfort
Most patients report little to no pain after LANAP and require no narcotic pain meds.

Reduced Inflammation
LANAP removes bacteria and diseased tissue without harming healthy gum tissue.

Almost No Risk of Infection
LANAP delivers real results with a low risk of complications and infections.

Regenerate Healthy Tissue
LANAP promotes bone and tissue growth, helping your mouth become even healthier!

Minimize Gum Recession
Unlike traditional surgery, LANAP removes no healthy tissue. No gum recession.

LANAP vs. Traditional Gum Disease Surgery

LANAP Laser Dentistry…

  • requires no scalpel and no stitches. Less bleeding, less pain, and faster healing
  • promotes the growth of healthy gum tissue, bone, and tooth structure
  • restores gum health fast in just one treatment with minimal side effects

Live your life. Don’t spend it worrying about the health of your gums.

LANAP laser gum surgery is the answer.

About the LANAP Procedure

LANAP gum disease surgery is a high-tech procedure that stops gum disease, helps regrow healthy gum tissue, and prevents gum recession. Best of all? No scalpel and no stitches.

You’ll feel better fast.

1 – Dr. Blodgett begins by numbing the gums and taking measurements to assess their health

2 – The PerioLase® MVP-7™ targets diseased tissue removes bacteria below the gumline

3 – Ultrasonic instruments are used to remove tartar from the tooth roots and stimulate the bone to heal

4 – Dr. Blodgett guides the laser across the gumline to seal the treated area, allowing the gums and bone to regenerate

5 – Dr. Blodgett will ensure your gum tissues attach to the teeth by equalizing all of your bite forces

Dr. Blodgett – Expert in Laser Gum Regeneration.

In 2004, Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett became the first dentist in Portland to be certified in the LANAP procedure. As a recognized leader in minimally-invasive dentistry, Dr. Blodgett is passionate about holistic care, high-tech treatments, and helping his patients optimize their dental and whole-body health.

Education & Awards

  • 2018 “Best Practice” dentist – recognized “Dental Pioneer”
  • 2006 Clinician of the Year Award from the World Congress of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry
  • LANAP and Pinhole Surgical Technique Certified Dentist
  • Graduate of University of Oregon
  • Graduate of OHSU School of Dentistry
  • Completed Residency at Portland VA Medical Center

“Not only is Dr. Blodgett a superior dentist, he is kind and considerate about our comfort during our visits. His office and staff are welcoming and far surpass the typical dental office experience. I feel fortunate that we have Dr. Kelly Blodgett as our dentist. I highly recommend Blodgett Dental Care.”

– Jandi G.

Our SE Portland Office

522 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214

(503) 285-3620

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

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Answers to Your Questions About Gum Disease & The LANAP Procedure

Gum surgery sounds worse than gum disease itself. How is LANAP laser therapy different?
Compared to traditional gum disease surgery, laser gum therapies are more comfortable and produce better results. By using a high-tech dental laser, Dr. Blodgett is able to specifically target diseased tissue and bacteria to promote regeneration of healthy gums and bone without painful surgery. There’s no cutting, no scalpel, and no stitches in the LANAP procedure.

What happens if I don’t treat my gum disease?
It’s unfortunate, but many people delay treating their gum disease because of the drawbacks of invasive and painful surgery. This can have serious effects on your dental and whole-body health. In addition to gum recession, infections, and tooth loss, gum disease can lead to (or exacerbate) health problems like:

  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Strokes

The mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body. Inflamed gums allow bacteria and infection direct access to your bloodstream.

How can I tell if I have gum disease?
Dr. Blodgett can help diagnose gum disease as part of your holistic dental examination. However, common signs of gum disease that you can look for include:

  • Red, puffy, swollen, and bleeding gums
  • Gums that are sensitive or that become irritated when brushing or flossing
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums

Is LANAP covered by insurance?
Your dental insurance plan may cover some cost of your laser gum treatment. If you’re having trouble understanding your policy, Dr. Blodgett’s office staff can help. Call (503) 285-3620 to learn more.

My dentist said surgery was the best way to treat gum disease. Can you help?
Yes! As an expert in minimally-invasive periodontal care, Dr. Blodgett can help. Schedule a holistic dental examination to learn more about not only how to treat your gum disease, but how to prevent it from coming back.