Comprehensive Dentistry

Set your smile apart with phenomenal preventative services.

Learn More About Comprehensive Dentistry at our Burke Dental Office

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Comprehensive dentistry focuses on preventing small issues from becoming bigger problems. Taking great care of your smile not only keeps your oral health in tip-top shape; it also keeps you healthy. Your oral health has a direct impact on your overall health.

Studies have shown gum disease and health issues are directly correlated. If you have gum disease, your chances of heart disease, diabetes, preterm birth, and other health risks are more likely to increase. At McMillan Sedation Dentistry, we use modern technologies and expert skills to catch and treat small dental issues. We do this by:

  • Conducting oral cancer screenings
  • Periodontal disease screenings
  • Personalized planning

What is Comprehensive Dentistry?

If you have been anxiously avoiding the pain, inconvenience, and cost of needed dental work, you are not alone. Many prefer the “quick fix” in dentistry, not knowing that there is a better way to restore their smile — no matter how many years have passed already.

Download your free Infographic to understand how comprehensive dentistry:

  • Takes less time out of your life
  • Costs way less than traditional “drill & fill” dentistry
  • Prevents dental problems in the future
  • And guarantees a spectacular smile for a lifetime

Dr. Alex McMillan, your comprehensive dentist in Burke uses this whole-health or holistic approach to (1) restore smiles and (2) prevent smiles from needing to be fixed in the first place.

As I walked out after my crown appointment yesterday, I thought 'easy peasy'. I would never have believed that I would come to that feeling after all my bad experiences with dentistry before. For me it does come down to trust. Trust develops over time. There is no combination of words that will adequately express what you have done in regards to such trust. Blessings to you, Suzie, and Sylvia for all you have done for me.

Kelley B., Actual Patient

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Dental Hygiene & Cleaning

Good oral health has a direct impact on your health. Bacteria that accompanies gum disease can compromise your overall health, and most patients aren’t aware they have gum disease until it’s advanced. Dr. McMillan’s team cares about your health and provides careful periodontal disease screenings and oral cancer screening at every appointment.

Are you due for a cleaning? Book an appointment today.

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Scaling & Root Planing

This advanced periodontal procedure removes plaque and calcified plaque deposits from the tooth and root surfaces. This helps infected gum tissue heal and reduces the bacteria, which can damage your teeth and gums. Clean, smooth root surfaces are vital for eliminating bacterial pockets and preserving bone and gum tissue.

Learn how to protect your smile by checking for these 6 signs of gum disease!

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Root Canals & Crowns

Pain and sensitivity can be the result of an infected tooth. Although traditionally considered painful, Dr. McMillan’s experience and skills allow root canal treatments to be easier and more comfortable for his Burke patients.

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Night Guards

Grinding and clenching teeth can cause headaches, cracks, and enamel erosion. Protect yourself by allowing us to fit you with a custom night guard. This will ensure a comfortable fit and protect your teeth from muscle and stress-generated forces.

Call us today at (703) 503-9490 to make an appointment to talk about a custom night guard.

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Periodontal Therapy

Healthy gums mean a healthy body; proper treatment is vital for a healthy lifestyle.

We use advanced technology, skills, and techniques to provide a long-term approach for maintaining your oral health.

Make your periodontal visit even easier by means of our relaxing sedation dentistry options.

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Have complex dental needs? Dr. McMillan will analyze your tooth and tissue structure, functionality, and aesthetics to create a complete solution. Our experts will help you overcome any fears or obstacles along the way. We’ll give you the confidence of a new, healthy smile.

 

Grey-haired man smiling about his restored smile with full-mouth rehabilitation.

'Love' may be strong for a dental practice, but that comes close to describing how we feel about Dr. McMillan's office. We've been seeing 'Doc' for almost 30 years. We have had numerous procedures; from fillings to root canals, crowns, and even implants. Even after moving an hour away, we still drive to see him when needed.

Gwyn C., Actual Patient

Questions About Comprehensive Dentistry

Get the answers below straight from McMillan Sedation Dentistry.

  • What should I look for when choosing a Burke dentist?
    Choosing a dentist is a very important decision. This person is going to be taking care of your oral health and may even do more complex cases for you, depending on your dental needs. When you’re searching for your Burke dentist, ask yourself the following questions:

     

    • Does the dentist have extensive experience in cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry?
    • Does the dentist have a Smile Gallery? Do you relate to any of their cases?
    • What is the dentist’s member affiliations? Are they credible?
    • Does the front office staff take great care of you when they answer the phone?
    • Is the dentist thorough and genuine in explaining your oral health?

    Asking yourself these type of questions will set yourself up for success in finding the perfect dentist.

  • How can I take care of my teeth between hygiene appointments?
    • VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.
    • Use toothpaste that contains fluoride – this will help prevent cavities. Bonus tip: Find toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance; this proves the toothpaste is effective and will help your oral health.
    • Brush your tongue to avoid bad breath.
    • Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
    • Don’t forget to schedule your checkup every six months!
  • I have a lot of questions about cavities and fillings.
    You’re sitting in the dentist’s chair after getting x-rays taken. The dentist comes in for your exam and, while reviewing your x-rays, points to your teeth and says the dreaded phrase, “Looks like you have a cavity.”   Have you sat through this very scene? If so, you’re not alone because 92% of adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth. However, even though they’re a common ailment, many patients have questions about cavities, their treatment, and prevention. Read more about cavities and fillings and get your common questions answered in our blog.
  • What is full mouth rehabilitation?

    It combines the science of restorative dentistry with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry. Sometimes a smile becomes so damaged it needs to be restored to full health and function again before we can think about adding the finishing touches to it with cosmetic treatments. Once a healthy oral foundation has been established we can work our smile magic with our cosmetic dentistry options to give you a smile that is both healthy and beautiful.

Contact McMillan Sedation Dentistry Today

Need a cleaning? Root canal? We have you covered!

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  • Richmond
  • Alexandria
  • Washington DC
  • Fairfax
  • Chantilly

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