LANAP & Laser Dentistry in Portland | Revolutionary Technology To Treat Gum Disease

Don’t settle for old-fashioned and outdated dental surgeries. You don’t have to suffer through painful treatments with long recovery times. LANAP laser dentistry is the answer!

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Benefits of LANAP Laser Dentistry Therapy

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Kelly Blodgett has been using laser treatments to help his patients:

  • Minimize healing times – Most patients fully recover in less than 24 hours
  • Eliminate the need for narcotic pain medication – Aspirin and ibuprofen are sufficient for most people
  • Reduce complications – Unlike invasive surgeries, laser dentistry treatments reduce the risk of infection
  • Promote healthy tissue growth – Laser dentistry tools are designed to target ONLY diseased tissue and actually encourage healthy tissue to grow
  • Produce fast results – Most laser dentistry procedures, like LANAP and LAPIP, don’t require any follow-up appointments. You’ll see an improvement in your health and appearance immediately.


“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.

The Most Common Uses of Laser Dentistry

Fighting Gum Disease
LANAP & LAPIP laser dentistry treatments target only diseased gum tissue. Unlike traditional surgery, lasers actually promote the growth of healthy gums!

Improving Airways
Sleep apnea affects millions of people and can be very serious. Lasers can be used to improve airway quality and treat sleep apnea without cumbersome equipment or mouthpieces.

Cavity Detection & Filling
Dental lasers can be used to identify the very early stages of tooth decay, allowing for more minimally-invasive treatment options. Some dental lasers are even used in place of a traditional drill.

Whitening Teeth
Everyone deserves a bright and white smile they love! Recent advancements in laser technology have helped dentists to whiten teeth without harsh chemicals.

Meet Dr. Blodgett – Portland’s Most Experienced Laser Dentistry Practitioner

“I’ve been working with dental lasers for nearly 20 years and have been trained by pioneers in the field of laser dentistry. I’ve seen firsthand how lasers can improve the outcomes for patients with gum disease.

In 2004, I became the first dentist in Portland to be certified to perform LANAP and LAPIP. Since then, I’ve helped hundreds of patients fight gum disease without painful surgery.

Laser dentistry truly is revolutionary.”

“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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Laser Dentistry FAQ

Is there really no cutting and no stitches with laser treatments?
In both LANAP and LAPIP, Dr. Blodgett doesn’t use a scalpel or any stitches.

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 LAPIP 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 a laser procedure be covered by my insurance?
Depending on your insurance plan, some laser treatments may be paid for by your insurance. Dr. Blodgett’s office staff can help you understand your policy and benefits. Call (503) 285-3620 to learn more.

My dentist said oral surgery was the best way to treat gum disease. Can you help?
Unfortunately, many dentists have not kept up with the latest technologies and techniques available to them. Many aren’t even aware of the latest laser dentistry treatments! Dr. Blodgett is happy to offer a second opinion so that you can understand all of your options for achieving total whole body health.