Portland Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Dentist

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation by Portland’s Most-Experienced Gum Disease Dentist.

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How Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Works

The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation was invented by John Chao, D.D.S who taught the procedure to Dr. Blodgett. It’s also known as the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) and is the only scalpel-free and suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

When treating your gum recession in Portland, Dr. Blodgett:

  1. Makes a tiny hole with a needle in your gum tissue
  2. Uses specially designed instruments to guide your gums over the exposed tooth

You’ll experience minimal postoperative symptoms (pain, swelling, and bleeding).

“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.

Why Should You Choose Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Other Gum Recession Procedures
For Fast Recovery With no scalpel and no stitches, you’ll heal quickly. Usually requires a tissue graft and long healing times.
For Your Comfort You’ll probably only need aspirin or ibuprofen and will be back to your normal routine fast. Most other treatments are very invasive and uncomfortable.
For the Cosmetic & Health Benefits After one treatment you’ll see immediate improvements in the appearance and health of your gums. Multiple treatments are often required for a cosmetic result that doesn’t match the results from Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation.

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Reverses Gum Recession and Eliminates Tooth Sensitivity

Improves the Appearance of Your Teeth & Gums

Prevents Advanced Gum Disease and Other Complications

Meet Dr. Blodgett – Portland’s Gum Recession Expert

“If you don’t have healthy gums, you can’t have a healthy body. It’s that simple. If you’re suffering from receding gums, I can help.

Dr. John Chao, inventor of the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique personally trained me. Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of people in Portland reverse gum recession and improve their whole-body health.

There’s no scalpel and no sutures. It’s not surgery, it’s a solution for gum recession that won’t scare you away.

Your mouth, body, and health will thank you!”

Dr. Blodgett’s Awards, Accomplishments, Experience & Expertise:

  • Graduate of University of Oregon and OHSU School of Dentistry
  • 2006 Clinician of the Year, World Congress of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique Certified Dentist
  • 2018 Recognized “Dental Pioneer” by Best Practice

“Not only is Dr. Blodgett a superior dentist, he is kind and considerate about our comfort during our visits. His office and staff are welcoming and far surpass the typical dental office experience. I feel fortunate that we have Dr. Kelly Blodgett as our dentist. I highly recommend Blodgett Dental Care.”

– Jandi G.

Dr. Blodgett’s SE Portland Office | Just Minutes From Downtown

Dr. Blodgett’s office is conveniently located near the east end of the Morrison Bridge and there’s plenty of on-site parking.

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

Portland Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation FAQ

What is gum recession?
Gum recession is when your gum line retreats, pulling away from your teeth. This can be caused by:

  • Periodontal diseases including gingivitis or periodontitis
  • Your body’s natural aging process
  • Overly aggressive tooth brushing

As gums recede, the root of the tooth becomes exposed. This increases your risk of tooth decay, extreme tooth sensitivity, advanced gum disease, and other dental health issues.

Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, treating gum recession is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation and how does it differ from other gum recession treatments?
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally-invasive option for reversing gum recession in Portland. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, who personally taught Dr. Blodgett, Portland’s most trusted gum disease expert.

Traditional gum rejuvenation treatments require the use of donor tissue or tissue grafts to restore your gum line. This soft tissue would then be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation covered by insurance in Portland?
You may find that your dental insurance plans will cover part or all of the cost of the procedure. Dr. Blodgett’s Portland office staff can help you better understand your policy and benefits. Call (503) 285-3620 to learn more.