LAPIP® Portland, OR

Laser Assisted Gum Disease Treatment

Minimally-Invasive Laser Treatment for Dental Implants

When it comes to missing teeth, dental implants have been a game-changer. Unfortunately, research shows nearly 80% of patients with implants will experience some sort of complication, including “peri-implantitis”: a bacterial infection of the gum and bone around the implant.

Traditional treatment requires a costly, painful, lengthy procedure, which removes both healthy and diseased tissue. If untreated, it can put your dental and whole body health at risk.

There’s a better option.

LAPIP® is a minimally-invasive method of laser gum disease treatment for implants that helps regenerate healthy tissue instead of destroying it. For most people who have dental implants, LAPIP® is simply the best solution for gum disease around implants, also known as “peri-implantitis”.

“Every time I leave Dr. Blodgett’s office I feel confident that I have received the very best dental care and advice to be found, period. I’m constantly referring people to you!”

Steve W.
LAPIP laser assisted dentistry Portland Oregon

Advantages of The LAPIP® Protocol

LAPIP® Surgical Gum Disease Treatments
Healing Time Laser gum treatments like LAPIP involve no cutting of gum tissue, meaning you’ll heal faster. Cutting and scraping (not to mention removing implants) is painful and leads to longer recovery times
Comfort The high-tech lasers used in LAPIP treatments create a comfortable experience. Cutting and suturing plus multiple follow-up treatments can cause prolonged pain and discomfort.
Gum Health LAPIP lasers cause significantly less bleeding and inflammation compared to traditional methods. Surgical treatments typically use less precise tools, resulting in the loss of healthy gum tissue.
Safety The minimally-invasive LAPIP treatment reduces the risk of infection. Long recovery times and multiple treatments increase your risk of infection.
Convenience Patients who receive LAPIP treatments in our Portland office often report that they can return to their daily routines almost immediately. Excessive discomfort and longer recovery times take more time out of your life and can prevent you from returning to your schedule.

Reduced Discomfort & Improved Results!

  • The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is a “smart laser” that can target diseased gum tissue without damaging healthy tissue.
  • LAPIP® offers a shorter recovery time than traditional peri-implantitis surgery because it doesn’t involve replacing the implant.
  • Ultrasonic instruments used in the LAPIP® treatment can stimulate the growth of bone and gum tissue, speeding the recovery and healing process.
  • You’ll experience less pain and less bleeding than with surgical gum disease treatments.
  • In 2004, Dr. Kelly Blodgett became the first dentist in Portland to be licensed to perform the LAPIP® protocol.

How Does LAPIP® Work?

Traditional gum disease treatment is a serious surgical procedure that often involves removing the implant, rebuilding the bone, and using a scalpel to cut away gum tissue before finally placing another dental implant.

The result? Loss of healthy tissue and your gums are typically swollen and sore following the procedure.

Created by the inventors of the LANAP® protocol, the Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure, (LAPIP) uses the latest laser technology to remove only diseased gum tissue. It specifically targets the bacteria that are causing your gum disease and leaves healthy tissue intact.

The LAPIP® Procedure

In our Portland office, our LAPIP® treatment uses a Millennium Dental Technologies’ PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser and is effective at saving healthy tissue and treating peri-implantitis.

If you’ve heard horror stories about painful gum surgery, you’ll be amazed at your level of comfort through the entire LAPIP® procedure. Many patients choose to take a few Advil, but you’ll most likely feel back to normal within a day or so!

In only one LAPIP® gum disease treatment session, you will see:

Immediate reduction in inflammation and redness
Regeneration of healthy bone and gum tissue
Consistent and positive results

“Dr Blodgett loves his work, and he is really, really good at it. He is genuinely happiest when he is expertly fixing something in your mouth. I really have the deepest gratitude for both Kelly and Mara, and I highly recommend Blodgett Dental Care to anyone.”

Jon T.

More Periodontal Care Services

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A minimally invasive, laser treatment that works!

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Dental Implants

Our high-tech approach to replacing teeth.

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Perio Protect

A gum disease treatment you can take home.

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Gum Rejuvenation

An incision free procedure for treating gum recession.

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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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Call (503) 285-3620 or contact Dr. Blodgett online to learn more about our approach to periodontal treatments and the LAPIP® laser gum disease treatment.