Periodontal Therapy

Get your smile and health back!

Stop Gum Disease from Causing Permanent Damage

It’s not too late to save your gums.

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Are you suffering from gum disease? Ready to seek treatment before it leads to irreversible problems like tooth loss?

Burke Centre Dental Arts has everything you need to stop periodontal disease from worsening, including scaling and root planing. Using gentle and conservative techniques, we’ll help you:

  • Restore health to damaged tissues
  • Prevent further infection
  • Overcome dental anxiety or fear
  • Save money in the long run

Schedule an appointment now!

Restore Your Oral and Overall Health

End It for Good
Periodontal therapy eliminates bacteria and restores your gum and teeth health to prevent reinfections.
Save Money
If left untreated, you may need more costly dental procedures to fix side effects like tooth loss.
Improve Health

Prevent your oral health from aggravating or causing overall health issues, such as heart disease!

Ready to Get Out of Pain?

We offer gentle and safe periodontal therapy.

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Your Burke dentist, Dr. Alex McMillan, is passionate about providing stress-free dentistry. With our periodontal services, we’ll help you get out of pain, not cause more.

Plus, curing your gum disease will allow you to eat comfortably again, smile confidently, and protect your overall health.

To make your periodontal procedure go smoothly, we provide:

  • Modern technology: Allowing for more efficient, comfortable treatments with better results long term.
  • Sedation dentistry options: Eliminate dental anxiety with sedation and in-office comforts, including noise-canceling headphones.
  • A spa-like atmosphere: Relax before and during your visit with aromatherapy in our soothing office environment.

See how else our team caters to your needs and concerns.

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. McMillan, Francis, and the rest of the staff. I used to absolutely dread going to the dentist, but now I look forward to it. You all are amazing - thank you for all you do!

Natalia C., 5-Star Google Review

FAQ About Periodontal Therapy

  • What causes gum disease?

    Gum disease is the infection of gum tissues and bones surrounding teeth.

    Bacteria are constantly forming on your teeth. With poor oral hygiene, these bacteria can build up, harden, and create toxins that damage your oral and overall health.

    Once the advanced stage of gum disease forms, it’s no longer reversible with at-home treatment. Periodontal therapy will prevent further consequences, such as tooth loss.

    Our periodontal experts use advanced technology, skills, and techniques to get your oral health back.

  • What are the types of gum disease?

    About 65 million American adults have some form of gum disease.

    The two main types of gum disease are:

    • Gingivitis
    • Periodontitis

    Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and is indicated by red, swollen, or sensitive gums. Other signs include bad breath and tartar buildup.

    Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease and is more severe than gingivitis.

    Symptoms may include:

    • Chronic bad breath
    • Pus coming out of your gums
    • Painful chewing or eating
    • Receding gum line
    • Loose teeth

    It’s crucial to reach out to us as soon as you notice any of these symptoms to avoid tooth loss, further infection, and pain.

  • Is periodontal treatment painful?

    No, periodontal treatment is not painful.

    Dr. McMillan will ensure you’re numb and comfortable before and during your procedure.

    If you need additional assistance, we offer sedation dentistry to alleviate nerves and stress.

    After the procedure, your teeth and gums may be tender. We’ll provide you with instructions to care for your smile and reduce discomfort.

Ready to Get Your Health Back?
Schedule a periodontal therapy appointment today!
We Moved!


Our new office is located just across the parking lot:


Burke Centre Dental Arts

6045 Burke Centre Parkway, Suite 204

Burke, VA 22015


P.S. McMillan Sedation Dentistry is now Burke Centre Dental Arts! We're still the same great dentist and team you've come to know and trust, but we thought it was time our name better reflects all the dental services we offer under one convenient roof.


We also updated our website URL to because that's what we do; help you smile easy, pain-free, and confidently.


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