Sedation Services

With our sedation services, a sedated patient is under the eye of the sedation team at all times so the person performing the procedure focuses entirely on conducting the test or procedure.

Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is a colorless, odorless gas that is used during procedures for relaxation and anxiety relief. It is opioid-free and non-addictive. When inhaled, it can induce feelings of euphoria and sedation. It also can produce sensations of drowsiness, warmth and tingling in the hands, feet and mouth. It will not induce unconsciousness in the office setting. You will be able to swallow, talk and cough as needed. Sedation with nitrous oxide has limitations and risks, and absolute success cannot be guaranteed. You will be able to rationally respond to questions and directions. For some people nitrous oxide sedation may not calm them adequately to allow a medical procedure to be done. These people may require referral for other sedation techniques.


NW Portland (Suite 210)

NW Portland (Suite 210)

  • 2230 NW Pettygrove Street, Suite 210
    Portland, OR 97210
  • (503) 223-6223
  • (503) 223-3665
SW Portland / St. Vincent Hospital

SW Portland / St. Vincent Hospital

  • 9135 SW Barnes Rd #663
    Portland, OR 97225
  • (503) 297-1078
  • (503) 292-2176


  • 16770 SW Edy Rd., Ste. 315
    Sherwood, OR 97140
  • (503) 972-8760
  • (503) 972-8761