Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry
510 N. Washington St, Suite 301, Falls Church, VA 22046

Oral Sedation in Falls Church, VA

Oral sedation in Falls Church makes dental patients more comfortable.

There’s no reason to let fear or discomfort about a dental procedure stand in the way of better oral care. Whether you suffer from a severe gag reflex or just general dental anxiety, your Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry professionals can help you get the care you need.

Our experienced sedation experts will ensure you remain relaxed throughout your dental visit. We offer a wide range of conscious sedation methods, allowing us to choose the right one for the patient and the procedure about to be performed. You’ll get the quality dental work so essential to your oral health without the usual discomfort or anxiety.

What to expect with sedation dentistry.

Dr. Herrmann has been trained and certified to administer oral conscious sedation. You will be awake enough to communicate with us, yet very relaxed. Patients report that even long appointments seem to fly by quickly, and they often forget much of what went on during treatment. For patients needing general anesthetic, commonly called “going to sleep,” we use specially trained doctors to provide the anesthesia while we perform your dentistry.

Oral sedation to help you relax.

Oral sedation, a common sedation method, helps you reach a comfortable state while remaining fully conscious. We will choose the appropriate medication for you based on your age and weight, any other medicines you are taking, and the length of the procedure. This is given oral when you arrive at the office.

How oral sedation works.

During treatment, your vital signs will be closely monitored to ensure you remain comfortable. In most cases, the effects will wear off shortly after the procedure. Even so, you must bring an adult along to make sure you get safely home afterward.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I highly recommend Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry. Nicole has been my hygienist for several years, and she is fantastic! She’s very thorough, careful, and most of all friendly and so easy […]
Matthew S.
To go to the dentist here is easy and frankly, fun! I am so relaxed in the care of Donna Maffeo and Dr. Herrmann that I typically take a nap while I’m being worked on. These folks are THAT good and […]
Anonymous
I first came to Dr. Desio on a referral from a friend after a bad experience. I was scared, and Dr. Desio was kind, reassuring, and honest. All entire team members are all the same way. 15 years […]
Victoria S.
Very thorough and friendly. It was my first time at this dentist and it felt like a very comfortable experience overall.
MageforHire
Dr Herrmann is a very good and kind doctor . His office is a wonderful place for those who dread the dentist . Friendly people and bright pretty office. I have taken my son here also and referred […]
Debra B.
super welcoming. text reminders for appointments make it easy to remember to show up! great job with any repairs I’ve required. I was able to call after chipping a tooth and they fit me in right […]
Justine F.
Every member of this office has the best bedside manner and service I’ve encountered at a dental office. Because of a job change that prompted an insurance change, we had to leave the practice a […]
Shannon D.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Herrmann since the beginning of his dental practice in Falls Church, over twenty years! He handles dental procedures some dentists will not do. I know of no dentist more […]
Robert H.
Excellent. all staff members were polite and efficient. Dr. Desio is a great motivator. No other dentist has convinced me that daily flossing is important to my overall health. I think he might have […]
Michael V.
I’ve been a patient of Drs. Herrmann and Desio for over 20 years. They are both caring and gentle professionals, and their office staff is top notch. In my late 50s I decided to try Invisilign. […]
Honora D.
i had a great dental experience with Dr. Desio and all the staff. They were very patient supportive.
Loretta H.
The staff is friendly and personable which makes the experience comfortable.
Rosalind J.
From the time I connect with their team. They were fantastic. Thorough and get follow through. Team was professional and hospitable. Dr. Hermann has a good sense of humor and love baseball. They […]
Allan N.
Love this dental group! Nicole is the best! Easy parking and affordable prices!
Donna B.
I am a new patient at Hermann and Desio Dental and as embarassing it is to say this, I haven’t had dental work done in a long time. The whole staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable, […]
Soojin C.
This was my first appointment with Dr. desio and I was very happy with his exam and overall care. He was thorough, knowledgeable and had excellent manners. The cleaning I received was the best one […]
Michael F.
Very friendly. As enjoyable as a trip to the dentist can be. Nicole is awesome
Robert C.
I have been going to this practice for many years. Everyone on the staff always treats me as an individual, not as just another mouth to clean and check. I feel like the dental care is top-notch, as […]
Susan J.
Very friendly staff that made everything super easy. I did not have to wait at all and I was in and out quickly. I strongly recommend coming here.
Marc J.
Top notch professional care and very comfortable friendly staff!
Michael B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (703) 988-6938
Fax: (703) 237-7489
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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