Photo of a man happy about Lake Oswego dentist Dr. Yamaguchi's administration of dental laughing gas

At Dental Arts & Wellness, your comfort is our primary concern. One of our most commonly used dental sedation methods is nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. You might not be giggling before it’s used, but chances are you won’t feel — or fret — much after you breathe this gas.

Nitrous oxide is perhaps the most sought-after clinical sedative because it offers an ideal experience: a painkiller that induces a euphoric feeling. When laughing gas is first administered, you’ll feel a tingling sensation in the arms and legs, followed by a warm feeling of well-being. It’s an effective option for increasing comfort because relaxation occurs quickly and the depth of sedation can be increased or decreased, which few other sedation techniques allow.

The effects of nitrous oxide wear off a few minutes after the gas supply is stopped, so if you opt for this sedation method, you should be able to drive home after the procedure.

For more information about nitrous oxide and the other comfort options we provide at Dental Arts & Wellness, call 503.603.0700.
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  • Dr. Yamaguchi and her team are great! They are very professional at their work and they care about my dental needs, my financial option as well. I had good visiting experience there.

    Jing C.
  • #1 Dentist and Dental Team Ever! They treat you like family while providing top quality dental care. Because of this we always look forward to our visits to the dentist hands down. I highly recommend Dr. Yamaguchi and her team.

    Suzie S.
  • Excellent! Front desk always friendly and helpful. Vivian did an excellent job. Not easy to fill in for a regular. She could easily become a regular member of the staff.

    Deanna W.
  • "I have a number of systemic health issues that I am trying to better understand and Dr. Yamaguchi made me feel heard. She was very careful to consider my overall health vs. just my dental health. Great 1st visit and I'll be back."

    Celeste P.

Dental Financing Options

At Dental Arts & Wellness, Lake Oswego dentist Dr. Yamaguchi delivers high-quality dental care at a cost-effective price and offers a wide variety of financial options for patients who are under- or uninsured. If you do not have an insurance provider, we offer the following options: