LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment near Bend
No scalpel. No stitches.

Dr. Blodgett is the most trusted LANAP-certified dentist in Bend, Portland, Salem, or anywhere in Oregon.

Or Call (503) 285-3620

Suffering From Gum Disease in Bend?

Dr. Blodgett is here to help. Learn why so many people from Bend are choosing LANAP Laser Gum Disease Surgery to treat gum disease — without the pain and trauma of surgery.

Fast Healing
LANAP is minimally invasive with less bleeding and less pain than surgery. Most patients recover fully in under 24-hours!

Almost No Discomfort
With LANAP there’s virtually no pain and most people take aspirin or ibuprofen to stay comfortable.

Minimal Inflammation
LANAP is designed to target diseased gum tissue without damaging healthy tissue.

Virtually No Risk of Infection
Unlike surgery, LANAP essentially eliminates the risk of infection and complications.

Regrow Healthy Tissue
LANAP stops disease and promotes the growth of healthy bone and gums.

Reduced Gum Recession
LANAP lowers your risk of gum recession because it does not damage healthy gum tissue.

“My husband and I have gone to Blodgett Dental Care for 4 years. The care, skill, and attention to health and aesthetics is amazing. The staff is friendly and supportive, which also reflects highly on Dr. Blodgett. After less then satisfactory experiences with other dentists, Dr. Blodgett has succeeded in giving my husband a wonderful new smile. We are so pleased!”

– Jan J.

Learn More about the LANAP Procedure

Many dentists in Bend just don’t have the experience, training or technology to offer the LANAP procedure. It’s a high-tech gum disease treatment that stops gum disease, regrows healthy gum tissue, and prevents gum recession.

How LANAP works…

  1. Dr. Blodgett numbs your gums and takes measurements to assess your health.
  2. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ eliminates diseased tissue and removes bacteria from below the gumline.
  3. An ultrasonic instrument removes tartar from the tooth’s root and stimulates bone healing.
  4. Dr. Blodgett expertly guides the laser across your gum line to seal the treated area with a stable blood clot.
  5. Finally, Dr. Blodgett equalizes your bite forces to ensure gums are attached to your teeth.

Dr. Blodgett – Portland’s LANAP Expert

In 2004, Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett was proud to become the first LANAP-certified dentist in Portland. Even today there are few LANAP dentists in Bend, Salem, Corvallis, or anywhere in Oregon.

For nearly 15 years, Dr. Blodgett has helped hundreds of patients cure gum disease and restore gum health back without painful surgery — all thanks to LANAP.

As a recognized leader in minimally-invasive and holistic dentistry, Dr. Blodgett is passionate about high-tech, advanced dental treatments. He is dedicated to helping patients from Bend take control of 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

“The best dental team in Portland! Do yourself a favor if you are looking for a dentist, come here! The whole crew is awesome from front to back, and the office is so clean and beautiful. They are always using new methods and technologies, plus they really care about their patients.”

– Alexandra C.

Traveling From Bend for LANAP? Visit Dr. Blodgett’s SE Portland Office
Just Minutes From Downtown Portland

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 seems like it’s more painful than gum disease. How is LANAP laser therapy different from other gum disease treatments in Bend?

Laser gum disease treatments like LANAP are like night and day compared to gum surgery. LANAP produces better results without the pain and recovery time of surgery. Dr. Blodgett uses a powerful laser that specifically targets diseased gum tissue and bacteria. It even helps your bones and gums get stronger!

With the LANAP procedure, there’s no cutting, no scalpel, and no stitches. You can’t say that about any gum disease treatment in Bend.

 

What happens if gum disease is left untreated?

It’s unfortunate, but many people put off treating their gum disease because of the drawbacks of invasive and painful treatments. Your dental health and whole-body health will pay the price. In addition to infections, tooth loss, and gum recession, untreated gum disease can lead to (or exacerbate) health problems like:

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

Your mouth is a gateway to your entire body. Inflamed and infected gums allow bacteria and infection direct access to your bloodstream.

 

How can I tell if I have gum disease?

Not all dentists in Bend can diagnose gum disease in its earliest stages. At Dr. Blodgett’s Portland office, he can perform a holistic dental exam with a thorough gum disease evaluation. If you’re worried about gum disease, be on the lookout for warning signs like:

  • 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 my dental or health insurance?

Your dental insurance may cover some cost of your LANAP 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 in Bend says surgery is the best gum disease treatment. Can Dr. Blodgett help?

Yes! As an expert in minimally-invasive periodontal care, Dr. Blodgett is here for you. Schedule a holistic dental examination to learn more about not only how to treat your gum disease, but how to stop it from ever coming back.