About the LANAP Procedure

Restore gum health without painful surgery – no scalpel and no stitches! Learn more about this revolutionary procedure from Dr. Blodgett, the most experienced LANAP dentist in Portland.

Or Call (503) 285-3620

The LANAP Procedure vs. Traditional Gum Disease Surgery

LANAP Gum Disease Surgery
Fast Healing? Yes! No scalpel and no stitches means you heal fast. Cutting and scraping leads to long and painful recovery.
Comfort? You’ll recover fast. Most patients take only aspirin or ibuprofen to maintain comfort. Multiple treatments require long healing times and discomfort.
Improves Gum Health? LANAP is scientifically proven to regenerate healthy gums and bone. Removes healthy tissue and doesn’t promote long term health.

“Ever since my first appointment almost three years ago I’ve been very satisfied and pleased with the care I’ve received at Blodgett Dental Care. Dr. Blodgett, Maggie, Amy and Jai have answered all my detailed questions and concerns in detail with patience and respect. I really appreciate Dr. Blodgett’s holistic approach to dentistry and that he is all about educating his patients about the close relationship of the teeth/gums to the rest of the body.”

– Sherry W.

More Benefits of the LANAP Procedure

Less Inflammation
The minimally-invasive nature of LANAP minimizes inflammation, which leads to faster healing of tissues.

Minimal Complications
The PerioLase® MVP-7™ “smart laser” targets disease-causing bacteria and inflamed gums and improves blood flow to healthy tissue promoting fast healing.

Fast Results
You’ll see an improvement in your gum health after just one treatment!

How the No-Scalpel/No-Stitch LANAP Procedure Works

The LANAP procedure is a FDA-approved high-tech way to treat gum disease by regenerating healthy gums and bone and preventing gum recession. The 4-step process is simple:

1. Measuring Your Gums
After gently numbing your gums, Dr. Blodgett assesses your gum health by taking precise measurements.
2. Removing Bacteria
Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, diseased tissue and bacteria are removed from below the gumline. Ultrasonic instruments remove tartar from the roots of your teeth and stimulate bone health.
3. Sealing the Treated Area
The laser is then used to create a safe and healthy environment that allows your gums to heal naturally.
4. Equalizing Your Bite
By equalizing your bite, Dr. Blodgett ensures that your gum tissue will adhere securely to your teeth.

Meet Dr. Blodgett – Portland’s Trusted Gum Disease Expert

“In 2004, I became the first dentist in Portland to be certified in the LANAP procedure.

Since then, I’ve helped hundreds of patients eliminate gum disease without painful surgery. If you’re suffering from gum disease, I can help you feel better fast.

There’s simply no better way to restore health to your gums than the LANAP procedure. It truly is revolutionary.

Let’s talk about how I can help you eliminate gum disease and optimize your whole body health.”

“I have a big anxiety about going to the dentist, so of course I was very nervous before my first visit to Dr. Boldgett’s office. But from the first phone call I had to set up my appointment, I could tell that I was going to be in good hands. Everyone is so understanding and comforting. I was then blown away at the level of detail they go into with the different xrays and procedures. They are all about building partnerships and trust. Thank you isn’t enough to express how truly grateful I really am!!”

– Andrea K.

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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LANAP Procedure FAQ

Is there really no cutting and no stitches?
Yes! The LANAP procedure doesn’t require a scalpel or any stitches. It’s incredible. Unlike traditional gum disease surgery, the LANAP procedure is fast, effective, and minimally-invasive.

How dangerous is untreated gum disease?
Your mouth is like a gateway to the rest of your body. Weak, infected gums allow dangerous infections to enter your body, contributing to serious health problems like:

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

Treating gum disease with the LANAP procedure is one of the best ways to protect your entire body!

What are the most common symptoms of gum disease?
Most people will experience symptoms like:

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

Will the LANAP procedure be covered by my insurance?
Depending on your insurance plan, some of the LANAP procedure may be covered. Dr. Blodgett’s office staff can help you understand your policy and your benefits. Call (503) 285-3620 to learn more.

My dentist said surgery was the best way to treat gum disease. Can you help?
It’s unfortunate but many dentists have not kept up with the latest scientific advances and techniques. Many aren’t even aware of the LANAP procedure, despite it having been available for more than 20 years! Dr. Blodgett is happy to offer a second opinion so that you can understand all of your options for achieving total gum health.