LANAP® Laser Dentistry Portland, OR

Laser Assisted Gum Disease Treatment

A Minimally-Invasive & High-Tech Gum Disease Treatment That Works

Gum disease is reaching epidemic proportions in Portland and around the country. It’s a serious condition that if left untreated can cause serious complications to your dental and general health. But too many people fear the pain, side effects, and complications associated with surgical gum disease treatments more than the disease itself.

Luckily there’s a better option.

LANAP® is a minimally-invasive laser-based gum disease therapy that does not harm healthy tissue. In fact, it helps healthy gum tissue grow! In 2004, Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett became Portland’s first dentist trained in the FDA-approved gum disease treatment.

For most people, LANAP® is simply the best way to treat gum disease.

“I had the LANAP procedure here, and I can’t speak highly enough of it, or of the staff that performed it. Mara was kind, friendly, and skilled, and I experienced only the most minimal discomfort as a result. I would recommend this procedure, and this provider, to anyone.”

Bryan K.
LANAP laser dentistry Portland Oregon

The Advantages of LANAP® Laser Gum Disease Treatment

LANAP® Traditional Treatments
Healing Time No cuts & stitches mean faster healing time Painful cutting and scraping leads to longer recovery times.
Comfort Most patients require no pain medication & are back to normal in less than a day Longer recovery times and multiple treatments can cause pain, discomfort, and infection.
Gum Recession LANAP® actually promotes the growth of healthy gum tissue and supporting bone. Surgical treatments unnecessarily remove healthy gum tissue leading to gum recession.

The Latest Technology! Minimally Invasive! Amazing Results!

  • The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is a “smart laser” that targets only diseased gum tissue.
  • LANAP® treatments are less painful than any other gum disease treatment.
  • You’ll see nearly immediate improvement in the health of your gum tissue without painful follow-up treatments!
  • In 2004, Dr. Blodgett became Portland’s first dentist to be trained in the LANAP technique!
  • Since that time he has helped hundred of people save their teeth!

How Does LANAP® Work?

Traditional gum disease surgery uses a scalpel to cut away both healthy and unhealthy tissue. You lose healthy gum tissue and the tissue that is left is usually swollen and very sore following the procedure.

LANAP® uses a laser to remove only diseased gum tissue and specifically targets the bacteria primarily responsible for gum disease. The result is a painless process with less bleeding than traditional gum disease surgery.


When the LANAP® procedure begins, the areas being treated will be numbed so that you feel nothing. We will then measure your gums to check the severity of gum disease.


Using a laser, gum-disease causing bacteria are killed without damaging healthy tissue. Bacterial deposits are removed from below the gum line.


Bacterial deposits are removed from below the gum line. Ultrasonic instruments are used to remove the tartar and stimulate bone and gum tissue regrowth.


Throughout the procedure, you’ll be amazed at your level of comfort, especially if you’ve heard horror stories about traditional gum disease treatments. You will take either natural anti-inflammatories, such as circumin, or traditional NSAIDs such as Advil or Aleve. And if you’re like most of our patients, you’ll feel as good as new within a day or so!

“Blodgett Dental care is all about using state of the art technology to achieve early prevention of problematic issues using minimally invasive procedures… They are a jewel among the dental practices available to you in Portland!”

Crystal S.

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Our SE Portland Office

  • 522 SE Belmont Street – Portland, OR 97214

  • (503) 285-3620

  • Monday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Thursday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Blodgett Dental Care has a conveniently located SE Portland dentist office and is open Monday-Thursday! Click for Directions.

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We’re ready to help you achieve amazing health!

Call (503) 285-3620 or contact Dr. Blodgett online to learn more about our approach to periodontal treatments and the LANAP® procedure