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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
has been recognized as one of the top Worcester Dentistry practices.
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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 is well-trained in sedation,

Experienced clinician in Worcester, MA explains advantages of sedation dentistry

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“Sedation dentistry” is a broad term that describes using a medication to help a patient relax for dental care. This simple addition to the treatment protocol can help a fearful patient get necessary dental work caught up and make the experience more pleasant for anyone. For Dr. Stanley Levenson in Worcester, MA, it is value-added service he believes his patients deserve.

Calming options

It is important to understand the difference between anesthetic and sedation. Anesthesia is a pain block. It reduces your body’s sensitivity to pain by preventing transmission of nerve pulses. Sedation calms the activity of anxiety centers in the brain. Thus, sedation dentistry is not a substitute for anesthesia, nor vice versa.

Sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” but this term is largely inaccurate. General anesthesia affects the whole body by causing the patient to lose consciousness. With sedation, however, the patient remains conscious, able to breathe naturally, respond to verbal communication, and move around if necessary. Some people become so relaxed that they doze off, but this is sleep - not chemically-induced unconsciousness.
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Dr. Levenson offer two contemporary options in sedation, for solutions that fit the needs of most patients.

NuCalm is a well-liked choice because it utilizes your body’s own soothing capabilities for a relaxed experience in the chair. NuCalm creates a deep sense of peace and wellbeing through the use of a natural amino-acid supplement that counteracts adrenalin. A comfortable eye mask blocks light and visual stimuli. Painless microcurrent stimulation balances the brain’s neurochemistry while interrupting stress signals. Soothing soundtracks with neuroacoustic beats guide brain waves to a relaxed state. Nu-Calm is a medication-free option that leaves you feeling alert and refreshed after dental treatment.

Oral conscious sedation is a medication in the valium family of drugs, taken in pill form before a dental appointment. You are awake, but unconcerned about the sounds, sites, and sensations of dental treatment. You will be a little groggy from the medication, though, so it is a necessity to have someone drive you to and from the appointment. The effect is gone by the next morning.

When sedation makes sense


Sedation dentistry” is a broad term that describes using a medication to help a patient relax for dental care. Each year thousands of people suffer needlessly from untreated tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, and other dental problems because they have dental anxiety. This very real apprehension may even keep them from scheduling a professional cleanings and checkups. While this is the most common need, there are many other situations where sedation dentistry also makes great sense:
  • The patient who needs extensive treatment or numerous procedures can have work completed in one day. That saves travel, missed work time, and multiple numbings.
  • If you unconsciously “fight” the dentist by tensing up, treatment can be completed more efficiently with sedation.
  • Some people cannot sit comfortably without sedation for the duration of a dental appointment, due to physical, mental, or emotional conditions.
  • Sedation calms an over-active gag reflex that makes dental treatment difficult.
  • A patient with a very small mouth or extra-sensitive teeth will have a more comfortable experience with sedation.
  • A person who has been resistant to numbing in the past will feel assured by the addition of sedation.

Health benefits of sedation dentistry for patients in Worcester, MA


Sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” but this term is largely inaccurate. Dr. Levenson is well-trained in sedation, and he uses medications that are very safe. In addition, the doctor thoroughly evaluates your health and medical history before prescribing this treatment. When sedation is appropriate, it can be beneficial in ways you might not anticipate.

The body follows the mind. That is, when the mind is anxious, the body tenses up. When the mind unwinds, stress in the body also dissipates. If you normally leave the dentist with a stiff jaw, neck, back, or shoulders, you will be pleasantly surprised at how good you feel physically, after sedation dentistry. Since your mouth is relaxed, there is less trauma from treatment to hard and soft tissues, so you heal faster.

Because there are no unpleasant associations with dental visits, you may gradually overcome phobia and begin looking forward to appointments. In the long term, this equates to a healthier mouth that contributes to overall wellness.

Are you ready to get back in the chair and start enjoying a comfortable, attractive smile? Dr. Levenson can help, with gentle sedation dentistry. Call Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA at 855-849-8255 to schedule a low-stress visit.

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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!!!
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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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