Have your asked your Seattle dentist about LANAP laser gum disease treatment?

Dr. Blodgett is the most experienced LANAP-certified dentist in Oregon. Patients from Seattle and throughout Washington visit his Portland office for gum disease treatments.

Or Call (503) 285-3620

Suffering From Gum Disease in Seattle? Looking for a Minimally Invasive Solution?

Dr. Blodgett can cure gum disease without painful surgery. With LANAP there’s no scalpel and no stitches. Find out why people in Seattle are visiting Portland for LANAP laser gum disease surgery.

Heals Fast
With LANAP, there’s less bleeding and pain than traditional surgery. You’ll likely feel great in less than a day!

Minimal Discomfort
After LANAP, most patients only need ibuprofen or aspirin before resuming their daily routines.

Advanced Laser Technology
LANAP specifically targets diseased gum tissue without harming healthy gums.

Reduces Risk of Infection
Traditional surgery brings with it a significant risk of infection. LANAP virtually eliminates infection and complications.

Healthy Tissue Growth
LANAP increases blood flow and eliminates diseased tissue. This actually helps promote strong and healthy gum and bone.

Fights Gum Recession
Traditional surgery often leads to gum recession. Not the case with LANAP — you’ll be less likely to suffer from receding gums.

“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.

Is The LANAP Procedure Right For You?

Don’t settle for Seattle gum disease treatments that can’t achieve the results you want. Dr. Blodgett is among the most experienced and skilled gum disease dentists anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Find out how he uses LANAP to stop gum disease, regrow healthy gum tissue, and prevent gum recession.

How LANAP works…

  1. Dr. Blodgett gently numbs your mouth and takes measurements of your gums.
  2. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ eradicates diseased tissue and removes bacteria from deep below the gumline.
  3. An ultrasonic instrument is used to clean tartar from the tooth’s root and to help the bone heal.
  4. Dr. Blodgett uses the laser to seal the treated area with a stable blood clot.
  5. Finally, Dr. Blodgett equalizes your bite and makes sure your gums are securely attached to your teeth.

Dr. Blodgett – The LANAP Expert of Portland & Seattle

In 2004, Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett became the first LANAP-certified dentist in Portland. Even today there are very few LANAP dentists in Seattle, Portland, or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Over the years, Dr. Blodgett has used LANAP to help hundreds of patients cure their gum disease and restore their health without painful surgery — all thanks to LANAP.

Dr. Blodgett is a recognized leader in minimally-invasive and holistic dentistry. He is passionate about high-tech and advanced dental treatments like LANAP. He’s focused and ready to help people from Seattle 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 Seattle 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

Contact Dr. Blodgett & Request Your Appointment

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 Seattle?

LANAP isn’t surgery. There are no scalpel and no stitches. LANAP produces better results without the pain and recovery time of surgery. The laser used in LANAP specifically targets diseased gum tissue and bacteria. It even helps your bones and gums get stronger!


Is gum disease serious? What happens if I ignore it?

Unfortunately, the pain of traditional gum surgery keeps people from seeking treatment. The results can be devastating. Over time, you may suffer from tooth loss, abscesses, infections, 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.


What are common symptoms of gum disease?

Be aware of 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

You should know that the best way to diagnose gum disease is through a holistic dental exam at Dr. Blodgett’s Portland office.


Is LANAP covered by my dental insurance?

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


My dentist in Seattle says surgery is the best gum disease treatment. Can Dr. Blodgett help?

Absolutely! As an expert in minimally-invasive periodontal care, Dr. Blodgett is here to answer your questions and help you feel better. Schedule a consultation to learn more about not only how to treat your gum disease, but how to stop it from ever coming back.