Periodontal Services

Minimally Invasive Periodontal Services

Save your teeth and gums without scalpels and stitches!

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Blodgett was the first dentist in the Pacific Northwest to offer regenerative gum treatments such as LANAP and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. He has taken his holistic approach to health and dentistry and applied it to the periodontal treatments his practice offers.

The periodontal procedures offered at Blodgett Dental Care require minimal recovery time. That’s because there are no scalpels, cutting, or stitches involved.

Our procedures are less invasive than traditional periodontal services, are almost pain-free, require less healing time, and offer better results.

Are You Worried About Gum Disease?

 

Damage to your gums, including infections and periodontal disease, can be very serious. There are direct links between gum disease and heart disease, as well as other ailments throughout the body.

Periodontal disease puts your teeth and underlying bone structure at risk. Otherwise healthy teeth and bone can be lost due to untreated periodontal issues. Over 50% of Americans are estimated to suffer from some form of periodontal disease and many cases go untreated.

Why? Fear of traditional treatments.

Traditional periodontal treatments are often painful, requiring extensive cutting, scraping, stitches, and long healing times.

That’s not how we work at Blodgett Dental Care. Our modern, minimally invasive periodontal treatments heal quickly and are essentially pain-free. Keep reading to find out more about the periodontal treatment options offered by Dr. Blodgett and learn how he can help you ease gum discomfort and stop tooth loss.

Dental Implants

 

dental-implant-exampleDental implants are the best way to restore your smile. If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) due to periodontal disease or injury, Dr. Blodgett can help. Our dental implants are made using an advanced 3D x-ray system and advanced computer fabrication technology.

Unlike dentures, dental implants are made from natural materials, sustainable and preserve bone and gum tissue, just like a natural tooth. They’re also more secure and stable than dentures and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.

 

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LANAP Procedure

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The LANAP procedure is an advanced, minimally-invasive alternative to traditional gum disease treatments. Traditional gum disease treatments are painful and require the use of a scalpel to cut away both diseased and healthy gum tissue.

Using a laser, the LANAP procedure removes only diseased gum tissue and targets the bacteria that cause gum disease. There’s less pain, less bleeding, and a shorter recovery time, and the procedure often requires no pain medication.

 

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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

 

You don’t have to live with receding gums! Gum recession can be caused by gingivitis, periodontitis, or even just the natural aging process. As gums recede the roots of the teeth become exposed and lead to increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods, as well as tooth decay.

Using the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique, Dr. Blodgett is able to reverse gum recession without scalpels or stitches. Instead he uses a revolutionary technique that offers instant results and virtually no pain.

 

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LAPIP Procedure

 

If you have a dental implant installed in your mouth, you need to be extra vigilant when it comes to gum disease. Fortunately, Dr. Blodgett can help. Using advanced laser therapies, he is able to treat peri-implantitis (an infection of the tissue near dental implants).

The LAPIP procedure is less invasive than other treatments and can help your dental implants last longer without the drawbacks of traditional gum disease treatments.

 

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Perio Protect

There’s an epidemic of gum disease, which can lead to painful inflammation, dangerous infection, tooth loss, and damage to the bone and soft tissue in your mouth. Even brushing with a toothbrush can’t always offer complete protection from gum disease.

Perio Protect is a revolutionary at-home treatment that treats, prevents, and even reverses gum disease. A hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth and gums using a tray that is custom-made to fit your mouth. The gel attacks and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease, even below the gum line. In addition, the gel can even help whiten your teeth!

 

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Don’t Delay: Periodontal Disease is Treatable

 

There’s no reason for you to worry about treating periodontal disease. Dr. Blodgett’s holistic, modern approach to dentistry will allow him to create a treatment plan that will treat and cure your periodontal disease without the side effects and pain of traditional treatments.

If you’re suffering from periodontal disease, want to learn more about your treatment options, or are simply wondering about your risk of developing gum disease, contact Dr. Blodgett today.

Call Blodgett Dental Care at (503) 285-3620 to schedule your consultation today!

 

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