Dr. Manami Yamaguchi

Dentistry
Lake Oswego, OR
27 years experience female

Locations

Dental Arts & Wellness

Lake Oswego, OR

Address

15074 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, OR, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

AFLAC

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Guardian Life

Health Net

ODS Health Plans

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Lake Oswego, OR

About

Bio

I am originally from Japan and came to US as a foreign exchange student in Oregon. On my day off, I love going on a hike with my husband and dogs to enjoy beautiful nature in Oregon.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

436 Answers
116 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Many to check: First, consult your dentist. Make sure you have checked: 1) cavities 2) gum disease 3) sinus/nasal issues like post-nasal drip 4) gerd or acid re... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
MAY BE SILENT...: Gum disease is often called a 'silent' disease--most people show little or no symptoms. This is one of the many reasons why you should see a dentist ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
DR & MFT: For the redness and PUS & questions on L ear pulling, please see your doctor ASAP. It looks like your baby is uncomfortable with her L ear area, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Have a custom plan: First, I'm very sorry to hear about your pain! Wisdom teeth can hurt often for a long time, and you are not alone to experience this pain. Please kno... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
PREOFESSIONAL CHECK: Skin texture and color changes are common, and the reasons vary greatly from a normal variation to serious condition. Fortunately, you see the darknes... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Unlikely: First, great job on keeping up with oral care. As for the possible damage to the maxillary bones, it is unlikely a force from floss would cause any s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Ignore: Do: treat while cavities are small. You will save much of healthy tooth structure. Don't: wait!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dr ASAP!!: Oh, please see a dentist ASAP--at this point, you may be referred to a hospital to get antibiotics through IV, as the infection from an abscess seems ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dentist / ENT doctor: Your dentist can examine a sore/lesion if it is near the opening of throat. If the painful spot is deeper below, your ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor/s... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely!: Brushing your gums, especially where the tooth and gum meets, is very important to prevent tooth decay. One of the worst types of tooth decay is when ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Exam, Laser?: First, it is important to have your black spots checked to make sure it is normal and just a cluster of pigments. People with darker skins (geneticall... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Just one time?: If this is not a repeated incident, it is unlikely there is any irreversible damage done on your teeth or gums yet. Flossing is very important, beside... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
X-ray may help: This question is best to ask your own orthodontist or dentist, as everyone is very different. X-ray may be ordered to see the position of the tooth so... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Bonding process: Brackets are made of metal or ceramic, and need to be bonded to the tooth. This requires stripping off organic matters from the tooth. To achieve this... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
1-3 hr average: If you had a routine treatment, most anesthetics used in dental treatment wears off within 3 hours or so. There are several kinds, and some are design... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Finish with rinse: There are different types of mouth rinse: Fluoride rinse to help teeth resistant to tooth decay; antiseptic rinse to decrease over all bacteria. Eithe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes!: Eating fruits is an excellent thing to do after extraction--or any other time. After extraction, your tissue needs to heal. Vitamin c is an important... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: Almost a week (often said "5 days") is a typical risk period for dry socket. If your socket is large and open, and there is not much clotted blood, yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Not age: Since you list your age as 32 yo, it is not likely that your age is an waiting factor. Please ask your dentist, as that is the most accurate answer yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Professionally: Eating cold food, like ice-cream, often gives you a tingling, or numb sensation. If you need to have a specific area numb, depending on the area you n... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
After numbness is: After numbness is gone and you get your feeling back, it is good to have something cold. Cold food keeps the tissue from swelling, and keeps the blood... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Unusual: Bleeding from a tooth is highly unusual. In fact, it is so unusual that you want to make sure it is (or it is not) bleeding from the tooth. Bleeding f... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes, but report: Root canal therapy is like the tooth receiving a gut surgery: all nerves and blood inside are cleaned and sterilized. There are still nerves right und... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Veneers: Strictly speaking, veneers themselves do not "cause root canals". However, after receiving veneer treatment, sometimes teeth become sensitive or even... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
You'll get numb: You should not feel much of anything, as you will be anesthetized for the treatment. Sometimes, badly infected nerves are slow to get numb, and could ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Various types: Most "veneers" dentists refer to are typically porcelain veneers. They are best after the gum height becomes stable around age 20 ; up. You could get ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Age? X-rays?: If your child is around 10 years old, the loose cuspid may be a baby tooth and is coming out to let the adult, permanent cuspid erupt. If the loose c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Superb oral care: The body may someday decide to expel the baby tooth. Until then, it is important to have a regular exam and x-rays by a dentist, regular cleaning by a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Second opinion: Tmj-related treatment varies greatly depending on the reason what problems you are experiencing and why. This is called diagnosis and can vary from do... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dentist?: Have you seen a dentist lately? Bleeding gums are the first sign that your mouth is infected by oral bacteria. Your body is trying to fight it by gro... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dentist ; Doctors: Because teeth, jaw joints, ear, sinus, nose, etc., ---all these are in a complex relationship, it is not possible to diagnose on what is going on abou... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Great question!: You are a great patient already! as a dental professional, it's nothing like being able to help people who care enough to prepare for a dental appoint... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Psychotherapist!: Do you have something you are not too lazy to do? Psychologist or psychotherapist whose practice focuses on behavioral modifications may be able to h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Weeks to months: I'm sorry for this vague answer, but your expectation of "gaps to close" is hard to gauge. Wound closure--bone is no longer exposed, and gum is cover... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
No: Coughing comes from deeper part of your throat than where the rinse is expected to reach. Stopping of cough while using listerine can happen coinciden... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Know why: Dental x-rays are taken to assist a dentist to reach more accurate diagnosis to treat your dental condition. A patient with high risk of decay may rec... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes, it can.: When a tooth is "bad" (cavity), it can house tens of thousand times as many bacteria as a healthy tooth by simply having more space inside its hard to... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dentist or ER ASAP: It is hard to tell if this serious or not without seeing it, but normal tongue should appear pink, not white. White often means there is less blood s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: Without seeing the lump to learn its exact location, color, as well as (important!) x-ray films, only general observation can be listed. This means yo... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Xerostomia: This sounds like a dry mouth syndrome, or "xerostomia". Many things can cause dry mouth: certain medications, age, low intake of fluid or high salt i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Infection or Leak: If you don't have anything in your mouth, tasting anything different is abnormal. Please see your dentist asap. Simple x-ray exam will likely reveal t... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Soft tissue: I cannot comment your particular case without seeing you . However, if your dentist has seen you and told you the soft cheek tissue has grown more int... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Was it examined?: Was Amoxicillin prescribed by a doctor to treat your sinus? If you are self-medicating with antibiotics on hand, it may not be the right type of drug... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Prognosis?: After root canal treatment (rct) is done, the final treatment depends on the likelihood of survival for a long-term. Generally, it is best to do all r... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Best to avoid...: On the first day, it is best not to. If you must, be very careful.... Too much or too forceful rinsing is often the cause of dry socket. After you r... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
ER ASAP!: I see that you have been waiting for a response for a while now. Please check in at the nearby er clinic asap. Severe dehydration can rapidly compromi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Caution: For a short term, your dentist may use rubber bands to close gaps between teeth, especially front teeth. It is not a common, or safe, way to move teet... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
If filmy stain: No. Regular tooth paste does not have any whitening ingredients--or ineffective amount, if any, to work within 2-minute brushing time. Because of this... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Fast, or slow: The healing depends on what it is healing from. If you already had treatment to address disease (such as gum disease) or condition (such as tooth extr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends: This varies quite a bit from patient to patient. If you are healthy without any medical condition and have been on nutrition-rich diet, and the surger... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dec 24, 2014
Fantastic dentist with great answers! Really an asset to HealthTap!
Nov 30, 2013
Obviously caring and knowledgeable! Best combination there is!
Dec 2, 2013
Very accurate and useful responses.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks,have appt. any suggestions what to ask about? Very concerned..
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I called can u call me 5733309107 its been almost 48 hrs severe gerd
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! I was about to ignore it until my next appointment.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, OR
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, OR
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

OHSU School of Dentistry
Completed 1996

Awards

Top Dentist
Top Cosmetic Dentist, Third Place, National - Spring
2014
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, Oregon - Winter
2016

Affiliations

OBI Optimal Bioesthetic Institute
Academy Of General Dentistry
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY
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