Comfort & Sedation
We Make Sure You Are Comfortable During Treatment
Our doctors and staff are dedicated to keeping you comfortable at all times. Our friendly and caring service, along with our numerous comfort amenities and our minimally invasive procedures, combine to give you gentle care and relaxed, stress-free treatment.
Friendly and Attentive Service
Our friendly staff will make sure your visits are pleasant and efficient. We go out of our way to help you feel at home in our office. We are always happy to address any of your concerns or answer any questions.
Dr. Levine and Dr. Porras are very caring, and they will really listen to your goals and concerns. They take the time to explain your treatment options in terms that you can understand, and will answer all your questions so you know what to expect.
Amenities for Added Comfort
In our reception area, we have a refreshment bar for you and your guests. You can enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water and freshly baked cookies.
We can play your choice of music in the treatment room, or you can opt for our soothing sound machine to create a relaxed setting for your treatment. For added comfort in the dental chair, we have blankets, pillows and massage pads available. We also provide warm facial towels at the end of each procedure.
Advanced Technology for Minimally Invasive Treatment
One of the ways we ensure your comfort is by using state-of-the-art technology for diagnostics and procedures. Our advanced equipment and techniques make your treatment minimally invasive and efficient.
3D imaging for precise diagnosis
The doctors use 3D digital imaging technology to provide detailed, accurate views of all the structures related to your oral health.
Our state-of-the-art cone beam 3D CT scanner produces high-resolution, 360-degree views of your teeth, jawbone and surrounding areas. These images can be examined from any angle and magnified as desired. With digital imaging, our doctors can evaluate your oral health without the need for invasive procedures. They also use this information for precise treatment planning.
Computer-guided implant placement
The doctors use 3D software to plan accurate, efficient and minimally invasive implant treatment. First, they closely inspect the 3D images to determine which areas of bone in your jaw have the highest volume and density. This is important, as implants need a certain amount of bone support to be stable. The doctors then map out the exact position, angle and placement depth for each implant, and plan any needed bone grafting.
When placing multiple implants, our doctors use special software to prepare a surgical guide. A surgical guide is a template that fits over the dental arch. It marks the exact placement positions and angles of the implants. Use of a surgical guide makes implant treatment efficient and accurate.
Dental lasers for gentle gum and bone treatment
Our doctors use dental lasers in many periodontal procedures. Lasers often remove the need for scalpels and other invasive instruments. Lasers can be used to eliminate bacterial infections and to gently remove soft tissue and bone, when needed.
They also use a laser to perform gentle low-level laser therapy at the conclusion of many types of treatment. It promotes the healing of treated tissues and reduces postoperative swelling and discomfort.
Growth proteins to accelerate healing
The doctors often use a patient’s own centrifuge-extracted growth proteins during treatment. Growth proteins are taken from a small amount of a patient’s own blood and then applied to their treated tissues. These natural biological agents accelerate healing and increase the strength and density of newly generated tissue. They also reduce swelling and inflammation, which lessens postoperative discomfort.
When bone modification is needed, the doctors use a minimally invasive surgical device that employs tiny vibrations at an ultrasonic frequency. These micro-vibrations let them sculpt bone without affecting any of the surrounding soft tissues. Ultrasonic surgery is accurate and much less invasive than bone surgery using traditional instruments.
Our doctors delicately disconnect a tooth from the surrounding ligaments and bone using a series of specialized instruments. They then gently remove it straight up out of the tooth socket. Extractions performed this way are comfortable, minimally invasive and cause little to no damage to the gum and bone tissues.
Virtually painless injections with the DentalVibe®
For gentle injections, the doctors use the DentalVibe, a handheld device with two small vibrating arms that are placed over the gums. Small, gentle vibrations block any sensation of the injection and make the experience virtually painless.
For patients who experience heavy anxiety, or for long procedures, IV sedation is available. Dr. Levine or Dr. Porras can let you know if sedation would be appropriate for your treatment.
To make an appointment, call 954‑727‑8468 or click here to request an appointment online.