Have you talked to your Tacoma dentist about LANAP laser gum disease treatment?

Dr. Blodgett is Oregon’s most trusted and experienced LANAP dentist. Patients from the Tacoma area travel to his Portland office for their gum disease care.

Or Call (503) 285-3620

Suffering From Gum Disease in Tacoma? Looking for a Non-Surgical Solution?

Dr. Blodgett can cure gum disease without invasive surgery. LANAP is high-tech and there’s no scalpel and no stitches. Learn why people in Tacoma are visiting Portland for LANAP laser gum disease therapy.

Fast Healing
Unlike surgery, you’ll feel better fast with LANAP. Most patients heal fully in less than 24 hours.

High Comfort
You’ll only need aspirin to feel better after LANAP. No strong pain medication.

High Tech
LANAP is designed to target diseased tissue and avoid damaging healthy gums.

Low Infection Risk
Traditional surgery has a high risk of infection. With LANAP there’s virtually no infection and no complications.

Grows Healthy Tissue
LANAP increases blood flow to your gums and bone. This promotes strong and healthy tissue growth.

Fights Receding Gums
Gum recession is a common side effect of surgery. Not so with LANAP — you’ll be much less likely to suffer from gum recession.

“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 LANAP For You?

You don’t need to put up with the pain, complications, and poor outcomes of gum disease surgery. You can get a gum disease treatment near Tacoma that really works. Dr. Blodgett is one of the most experienced and trusted gum disease dentists around.

Here’s how he uses LANAP to cure gum disease, regrow healthy gum tissue, and prevent gum recession:

  1. He gently numbs your mouth and makes measurements of your gums.
  2. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, Dr. Blodgett removes diseased tissue and bacteria from below the gumline.
  3. Using ultrasonic instruments, tartar is cleaned from the tooth’s root to help promote healing.
  4. Dr. Blodgett uses the laser to seal the treated area with a stable blood clot.
  5. By equalizing your bite and ensuring your gums are securely attached to your teeth, the procedure is completed in about an hour.

Dr. Blodgett – Portland & Tacoma LANAP Dentist

Since 2004, Kelly J. Blodgett has used LANAP to help hundreds of patients cure gum disease and restore health without painful surgery — all thanks to LANAP.

Dr. Blodgett was the very first LANAP-certified dentist in Portland. Even today, few dentists match his skill and experience.

He’s a leader in the fields of minimally-invasive and holistic dentistry. Dr. Blodgett has a passion for high-tech and advanced dental treatments like LANAP. He’s focused and ready to help people from Tacoma take control of their dental and whole-body health.

Dr. Blodgett’s Awards, Accomplishments, Experience & Expertisese

A graduate of University of Oregon and OHSU School of Dentistry

2006 Clinician of the Year, World Congress of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry

LANAP Certified Dentist

2018 Recognized “Dental Pioneer” by Best Practice

“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 Tacoma 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

Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Disease & The LANAP Procedure

Surgery sounds more painful than gum disease. How is LANAP different from other gum disease treatments in Tacoma?

LANAP isn’t surgery. Dr. Blodgett doesn’t use a scalpel and stitches. Instead, a high-tech laser eradicates gum disease without the pain and recovery time of surgery.


What happens if I ignore gum disease? Can it get worse?

Unfortunately, the pain of traditional gum surgery keeps many people from getting the treatment they need. The results can be devastating. Eventually, tooth loss, abscesses, infections, and gum recession are all likely. Untreated gum disease can even cause or worsen systemic diseases like:

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

Your mouth is a gateway to your entire body. Infected gum tissue allows bacteria and infection direct access to your bloodstream, where they can do serious damage.


Can I tell if I have gum disease?

Be cognizant of 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

Be aware, however, that the best way to diagnose gum disease is with a holistic dental exam at Dr. Blodgett’s Portland office.


Is laser gum treatment covered by my dental insurance?

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


My dentist in Tacoma says surgery is the best gum disease treatment. Is he right?

Get a second opinion from Dr. Blodgett and learn the truth about LANAP. He’ll answer your questions and help you feel empowered about your care. Schedule your consult today.