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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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Dentist in Worcester, MA describes Sedatation treatment

Worcester, MA, dentist helps fearful patients receive necessary dentistry services with sedation

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Sedation creates pleasant dental treatments in Worcester, MA While professionalism is paramount, Dr. Stanley Levenson and his team maintain a lighthearted atmosphere that puts patients at ease. Yet, some people are still anxious at the idea of treatment. Dental anxiety or phobia is a real condition and nothing to be embarrassed about. Sedation helps to break the cycle of anxiety. Keep reading for more information about what to expect from dental sedation at Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA.

Sedation creates pleasant dental treatments in Worcester, MA

Sedation should not be confused with anesthesia, which is chemically-induced insensitivity to pain. Sedation depresses nerve centers in the brain that trigger an anxiety response.

Dental anxiety may manifest as vague uneasiness that lets you justify canceling a checkup or putting off treatment for a minor toothache or a little pink in the sink when you brush. For some people, though, phobiacauses full-blown panic; reluctance to schedule an appointment for necessary care, sleeplessness the night before, and escalating anxiety in the waiting room. That’s okay – Dr. Levenson has experience with all levels of apprehension, and solutions.

Underlying causes of dental anxiety are unique combinations of circumstances. Here are some of the ways Dr. Levenson successfully counters those conditions:
  • Discomfort with clinical surroundings. Oral conscious sedation is the best way to gently take the edge off bright lights, shiny instruments, and unusual sounds, smells, and sensations.
  • Fear of pain. This natural survival instinct may be exaggerated by previous rough handling in the dental chair, or the inflated stories of others. Dr. Levenson is known for a gentle touch that minimizes patient discomfort.
  • Fear of needles, or that numbing will not eliminate pain. The doctor carefully considers your medical history before providing anesthesia and he has more than 30 years of experience in locating the best spot for effective numbing. He uses a special distraction technique that minimizes pinch.
  • Control issues – feeling vulnerable or helpless. Our team keeps you involved in treatment so there are no surprises. You know what to expect, and your wellbeing is continually monitored.
  • Personal space invasion. While the dentist must be close to perform the task at hand, Dr. Levenson takes an extremely respectful approach, maintaining comfortable distance and giving the patient momentary breaks.
Even more important than sedation is the awareness that this team genuinely cares about you. It is evident from the first telephone call to the completion of your treatment.
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Preparing for your appointment

There are just a few things you need to do before your visit:
  • Be sure to fill your prescription for the oral sedation medication. It generally consists of one to three doses of a Valium-type drug.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to the appointment and home afterward.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before your treatment. Depending on your level of anxiety, Dr. Levenson may recommend a dose of medication at bedtime to help.
  • Take the medication, as Dr. Levenson prescribes, usually about an hour before you arrive at the dental office.
  • Then relax –you are in good hands.

When you arrive

An assistant checks you in and walks you to the operatory. Your driver may wait, or we can call or text when your visit is nearing completion. Once you are settled comfortably in the chair, treatment begins, calmly and predictably. You are not left alone during numbing. You remain conscious, but physically relaxed and mentally unconcerned. Some people are so at ease they doze off! You breathe naturally, can respond to verbal cues, and are free to signal the team at any time. If you need to use the rest room or move around a bit during a lengthy procedure, assistance is provided.

When treatment is completed

Natual Smile,  Levenson SmileThe assistant walks you to the reception area. Sedation patients may choose to arrange payment or financing in advance, or our front desk staff will handle it efficiently at checkout. You are turned over to the care of your driver to return home.

There is some residual drowsiness, so take it easy the remainder of the day and sleep well. You will likely awake refreshed, with little or no memory of treatment. Since sedation also relaxes your body, there is minimal jaw, neck, or back stiffness, and the mouth heals quickly.

You CAN enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth and attractive smile. Call Levenson Smile in Worcester, MAat 855-849-8255 to talk with Dr. Levenson about dental treatment with sedation.

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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 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!!!
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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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