Sedation Dentistry

Have you wondered how sedation dentistry feels?

Your Northern Virginia dental team shares what real patients say about sedation dentistry.

Is Sedation Dentistry for You?

Getting dental work done can be challenging, especially when you’re dealing with a busy schedule or dental fears.

A lot of people are curious about sedation dentistry, but don’t know what questions to ask or even if sedation is right for them.

Download our free infographic to learn:

  • What real people say sedation feels like

  • The different types of sedation

  • How sedation actually works

Why Does Dr. McMillan Love Sedation Dentistry for His Patients?

Some people avoid the dentist for many years because of a bad experience, or because of extreme anxiety or fear. We want you to know we will never judge or criticize you about the current condition of your smile! Our goal is to help you improve your oral health in the safest, most relaxing way possible.

Dr. Alex McMillan IV, Sedation Dentist for Burke, VA

There are 3 Main Types of Sedation:

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is inhaled during your treatment, leaving you awake but completely relaxed. This is the perfect solution for people who experience some anxiety during a dental visit but need only a light level of sedation.

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Oral Sedation

Medication is administered before your visit that offers different levels of relaxation – from minimal to moderate – depending on the dosage. This is a good option for those who will be having multiple treatments during a single visit.

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Deep Sedation

Administered by controlled IV, this fast-acting sedation will keep you comfortably asleep during your visit. You’ll wake-up rested, with your procedure already completed, and no memory of your treatment.

Learn the differences of each method in our new infographic.

Dr. McMillan is Certified to Administer IV Sedation

Dr. McMillan who is certified to administer IV sedation dentistry

Dr. McMillan completed a 60-hour course at the University of Birmingham that included actual field experience in managing 20 patient experiences.

How does this benefit you?

Being able to administer medication with an IV allows him to be more flexible in managing patient care during treatment. IV sedation allows for faster onset of sedation and the ability to instantly adjust to any and all circumstances that may arise during treatment.

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you away from the dentist.

Could Sedation Dentistry Help You Overcome Your Fears?
Find out how Dr. McMillan gave Daniel trust in dentistry again!
Preview of Daniel's dental anxiety and his experience with Dr. McMillan Click to play movie

Find out how Dr. McMillan gave Daniel trust in dentistry again!

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Read Daniel's testimonial:

“Well, my new wife’s father had work done here so she said, ‘It’s time to go to the dentist’, and I said, ‘Oh no it isn’t, I have post stress disorder from dentistry and I’m not going.’ But she got me up here and I got trust with Dr. Alex and from there on the train left the track and we just kept going till I got good teeth. I’ve never had any trust in a dentist before and Dr. McMillan gave me trust in dentistry again.”

Always a positive experience from the superb staff to the unsurpassed treatment from Dr. McMillan. After well over 20 years with him it just keeps getting better

John L., Actual Patient

Healthy Smile + 0% Anxiety = Patient Satisfaction

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All In One Place

Sedation is done in-house by our experienced and certified team.

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Saves You Time

Sedation dentistry allows Dr. McMillan to do more in a single appointment.

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You Can Relax

You won’t have to hear noises or feel pressure from the dental equipment.

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Life is a Dream

You won’t feel pain and will remember very little from your appointment.

Any Questions?

Quick answers about sedation dentistry.

  • Is there more than one type of sedation?

    Yes! There are many types of sedation. Our free infographic explains each type in detail. It’s important to remember our team will work with you to decide which option is right for you.

  • Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

    Most patients qualify for at least one method of sedation dentistry. We’ve learned the best candidates are those with extreme fear issues or those needing extensive work, as sedation allows more work to be completed in far fewer appointments. Our team will be happy to provide a consultation about the options and which may be right for you.

  • What type of dental work can be completed under sedation?

    Virtually all complex dental treatments can be completed while the patient is sedated.

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