Dental lasers are a safe, effective, and pain-free dental technology that use light energy in a very narrow and focused beam to produce optimal results and healing. Dr. Sexton has implemented the AMD Picasso Laser into periodontal therapy to reduce bacteria, enhance tissue healing, and prevent disease recurrence. Tissues and cells exposed to a dental laser are sterilized and energized, which reduces the risk of infection and encourages more efficient and complete healing.
Onset-buffered Anesthetic & OraVerse
For your most comfortable dental experience during and after your visit, Dr. Sexton uses both Onset-buffered Anesthetic and Oraverse for treatments requiring a local anesthetic. Onset-buffered Anesthetic is a tool used to increase anesthetic effectiveness and minimize sensation or pain associated with a shot of local anesthetic by raising the pH of the standard dental cartridge of lidocaine.
Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Sexton offers OraVerse to reverse the effects of local anesthesia and prevent uncomfortable side effects, such as numbness, drooling, or inadvertently biting your tongue and cheeks. Effective in patients aged 5 to 92, OraVerse enables you to regain normal sensation twice as quickly, so you can smile, speak, eat, and drink safely and comfortably.
Routine oral cancer screening is a lifesaving assessment that can be completed in afew minutes with VELscope. An FDA-approved oral cancer screening system, VELscope is a handheld device that uses a safe blue light to detect tissue abnormalities that might not otherwise be visible to the naked eye, so you can get the treatment you need as quickly as possible.
An advancement in minimally invasive cavity treatment, air abrasion uses compressed air to deliver a high-velocity stream of aluminum oxide particles that removes early tooth decay and small cavities without the use of drills or anesthesia. Along with providing a more comfortable patient experience, air abrasion keeps more of your original tooth structure intact and promotes tooth longevity.
Chairside Oral Scanner
Dentists have long relied on impressions of your teeth to create dental restorations, though the experience has long been prone to human error and uncomfortable for patients, who had to hold their teeth into trays full of odd-tasting rubbery goo. The first practice to offer digital impressions in Wayland, Dr. Sexton has fully integrated the oral scanner to take highly accurate digital impressions. The scanner is a wand that’s similar in size to an electric toothbrush and creates high-resolution 3D images of your teeth that are immediately available for Dr. Sexton to use for your restorative dentistry treatments.
Digital X-rays use highly responsive digital sensors to capture diagnostic images of your oral structures and teeth. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays don’t require film and use the least amount of ionizing radiation while simultaneously producing better image quality. Digital X-rays are better for the environment, immediately available for Dr. Sexton to view, and easy to archive in your patient file.
Digital Photography & Intraoral Camera
Dr. Sexton and his team use intraoral cameras to enhance your treatment experience from start to finish and maintain an accurate digital record of your oral health history. Intraoral cameras allow you to see inside your mouth during treatment planning and dental procedures, so you can see what your dentist sees and better understand your oral health options, ask questions, and meet your goals and needs.
Insurance & Financing
Everyone should have access to the best dental care.
Your smile is forever, and your comfort with the financial aspects of your dental care is important to your experience. We are here to help you find the best payment option to fit your budget. Most dental insurance plans only cover a portion of your treatment, however, you can count on Dr. Sexton’s business team to work with you to maximize your dental benefits to ensure you get the most out of your coverage.