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9 Linden St ~ Worcester
Massachusetts 01609 | Directions
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9 Linden St ~ Worcester
Massachusetts 01609 | Directions

Dr. Stanley Levenson

Dr. Stanley Levenson

Worcester Dentist
Dr. Levenson earned his
DMD degree from
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

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Dr. Stanley M. Levenson, DMD
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Dr. Levenson & his team were chosen by Landmark readers for their "Best Of" Award for 2012
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Dr. Levenson has been using sedation dentistry in his Worcester

Benefits of sedation dentistry in Worcester include relaxing in the dentist’s chair

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Imagine going into the dentist’s office for a complex procedure such as periodontal treatment and leaving with little to no recollection of the time that has passed or any other anxiety triggers. If this sounds like a dream, it’s not. Oral conscious sedation allows patients to experienced comfortable, anxiety-free dental care to improve their oral health. Sedation dentistry is completely safe and has many benefits for patients who are overcome with fear or anxiety of the dentist. At Levenson Smile in Worcester, we may recommend sedation dentistry for patients who have negative feelings about the dentist in order to turn the experience into a positive one. Some of the people who may benefit from sedation include those with:
  • Anxiety of sitting in the dentist’s chair
  • Inability or discomfort sitting still for extended periods of time
  • Difficulty getting numb with local anesthetic

What is sedation dentistry?


Image of a Young ladies smilling with showing their brighter teeth Sedation dentistry allows us to use various methods of relaxation (some medicated and some non-medicated) to treat patients who experience anxiety at the dentist’s office. One of the most common methods we use in our Worcester office is oral conscious sedation.

Oral sedation involves prescribing a safe anti-anxiety medication that is to be taken prior to coming into the office for the procedure. The medication produces feelings of peace, serenity, and relaxation during your treatment.

During your initial appointment, the dentist will discuss your anxiety with you and then, explain the medicine you’ll be taking. You’ll need to arrange transportation to and from the office for your treatment. On the day of your appointment, you’ll take your medication as instructed and just relax while you wait for the medication to begin taking effect. After your appointment, you will have little to no memory of the visit and will leave the office with a healthier smile and none of your typical feelings of anxiety.

It takes several hours for the medication wear off, which is why it’s important to have someone there to drive you home after your appointment. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day and by the next day, you will feel back to normal.

Benefits of oral sedation


While one of the primary uses for oral sedation is helping patients with dental anxiety, it isn’t the only one. Here are some other important benefits of oral sedation.

Anterograde Amnesia


While this may sound like a scary disease, all it means is that you will not remember the procedure. This is important because many patients have dental phobia as a result of an unpleasant experience. The sedation dentistry blocks the mind from creating a new memory of the experience, this benefit often helps reduce fear in the future. In fact, many patients with a powerful history of dental anxiety go on to receive dental care without sedation.
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Reduction in gag reflex


While our gag reflex is important to keep us from choking, it can get in the way of dental work. When patients have a strong gag reflex, it can hinder the dentist from going deep inside the oral cavity, which is necessary during certain procedure. Sedation paralyzes this reflex, making the patient more comfortable and allowing the dentist to work faster.

Dentist can complete more work


Image of a smilling Young lady Sedation is also effective for patients who do not get or remain completely numb with local anesthesia, and those who wish to have multiple procedures completed in a single day. When patients are numb, dentists can work much faster and more efficiently.

If you are curious if oral sedation will benefit you, feel free to let us know and we can provide you with more information on the treatment.

So, if you have been actively avoiding receiving much needed dental care because you are nervous or anxious about being in the dentist’s chair, you could benefit from sedation dentistry.

Dr. Levenson has been using sedation dentistry in his Worcester, MA practice for many years, successfully helping patients have a much more positive experience of the dentist. If you are ready to learn more about sedation dentistry, give us a call at 855-849-8255 to set up your consultation. Join the hundreds of our patients who have their oral health back as a result of sedation dentistry.

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Reviews

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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
Dr. Stanley Levenson & his Staffs are nothing short of AMAZING!!!! Thanks to a very bad experience with dentists in the past I have (well HAD) such a HUUUGE fear of the dentist for so long but with Dr. Levenson and his team I not only don't mind going to his office I actually referred my whole family to him!! He's such a kind soul and his staffs are so friendly and sincere that I will NEVER go to anyone else. #PatientForLife #StuckWithMe <3 <3 I can't thank them enough for understanding my fear and helping me get through it!!!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
Well, I've got to tell you. I can't recommend highly enough Dr. Stanley Levenson. There's this mouth piece... it's great! I snore. . I used to snore, like a bear! It would leave me on the couch many, many nights. If I wasn't on the couch, I was getting an elbow in the ribs. I have sleep apnea and, using this device, I am well rested now!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
Stanley is no doubt the best dentist I have ever had, He and his staff have been wonderful to me since the day we met, when I came in for an emergency with my wisdom teeth. He came in on a Sunday to look at my teeth and helped me find help when I needed it most. I have been coming here ever since! I love having my teeth cleaned, the girls are so gentle and caring and I even got my Invisalign through Stan. I always have a great experience and would never go anywhere else! Thanks to everyone at Levensonsmile for treating me like family. Your all wonderful!!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
After years of severe bruxism I took the plunge and had no prep veneers done! I can't say enough about the quality of his work! I did my homework and some other consults and am so happy with my choice in Dr Levenson and his team! Friends and family are amazed at how natural they look which was my #1 request....no Chiclet gum smile for me thank you. He listened to my desires for my smile (while correcting some alignment and grinding issues) and was never pressured into doing more than I wanted. It was pain free, fast (a few couple hour appts) and done! They haven't hesitated to get me back in as I panicked over the new feeling and adjustment to the new teeth....that speaks volumes! Thanks Dr. Levenson See you in Chicago!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Levenson's for 20 years, thanks for the great teeth!!!
Levenson Smile
Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
Stanley you saved my life the other day I honestly cannot thank you enough. You reallly are such an amazing dentist you did the impossible and gave me my smile back! Thank you so much again & for everyone out there I highly highly recommened this office. They go above & beyond for their patients.
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
I just started going to Dr Levenson, and it has been many many years since I was at the dentist. Well, let me tell you, it has been nothing but a pleasant experience all the way around. Right from the moment you walk into the reception area, you are greeted by professional and friendly staff they genuinely care that you are seen quickly and are comfortable and don't need anything. Throughout any procedure I was constantly asked if I was comfortable or in any pain (I wasn't). And, Dr Levenson had to refer me out at first for a root canal, and he went out of his way to make sure I was matched up with a dentist that would suit me! The best!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
My whole family goes to Dr. Levenson. He does a fabulous job keeping our teeth healthy and enhancing our smiles. Dr. Levenson is knowledgeable and stay up to date on the best, most proficient methods of dentistry. His staff is professional and courteous. We are always pleased with the results.

I highly recommend his services!!!!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
Dr. Levenson and his staff are great and very friendly - I went in for a consultation for 6-month smiles because I was getting married and wanted to straighten my front teeth due to the crowding. I went for my first appointment in December, he explained everything to me and gave me my options. I decided to go with the 6-month smiles and got the braces put on before Christmas. They came off in June and I got married 4th of July weekend. Dr. Levenson did an amazing job. The results were incredible, especially since I was afraid the bottom teeth weren't going to be done in time. The crowding was pretty bad - definitely gave him a challenge but he worked his magic and made it happen. Kara was one of the assistants who worked with me and she was truly wonderful, an absolute sweetheart. Love her! Most recently, my husband did a pretty good job chipping one of his front teeth and Dr. Levenson was able to get him in and fix it quickly. Highly recommended dentist!
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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dentist Worcester
Rock Star Dentistry

I used to dread going to the dentist’s office. Until I found my way to Dr. Levenson’s office. The care and compassion that radiates from the staff and Dr. Levenson is AMAZING. It is like being around family. Not only did he give me my true smile back, he did it pain free, the staff is always conscious of making sure you never hurt. Dr. Levenson is a Picasso of dentistry; he works outstanding magic with his up to date ways of cosmetic dentistry. He has a great love for his artistry, and it shows with his gentle ways with his patients. Dr. Levenson has a gentle soul, and wants the best for every patient that walks through his door. For me, Dr. Levenson is my rock star dentist. and I love him and the staff for all that you have done for me. You gave me some life back, and I cannot thank you all enough.

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