Patient-Centered Care for Children and Teenagers

As a father of four young children, Dr. Michael T. Gocke knows children require special attention and care regarding their oral healthcare.

Dr. Gocke, a board-certified oral surgeon at Virginia Oral Facial and Implant Surgery, has created a child-friendly environment that offers a compassionate and safe setting for any child undergoing oral surgery at our office. He is also is highly skilled in diagnosing a wide range of conditions that affect teeth, jaw, and facial bones.

Dr. Gocke offers a wide variety of pediatric oral surgery procedures such as:

  • Dental extractions
  • Exposure of unerupted teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Labial or lingual frenectomies (tongue-tied)
  • Facial trauma (facial lacerations, fractured bones, and displaced teeth)

What sedation options do you offer for children?

The safety of our patients is our number one priority. Choosing the best sedation option for your children will be based on the patient’s behavior, medical history, and age. These options are thoroughly discussed between Dr. Gocke and the patients’ parents to ensure the best course of treatment.

Dr. Gocke provides the following sedation options for children:

  • Local anesthetic
  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • IV anesthesia
  • General anesthesia

In addition to offering in-office procedures with the assistance of a CRNA who applies anesthesia, Dr. Gocke can also perform surgery at Inova McLean Ambulatory Surgery Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.


In addition to his extensive training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Gocke is PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified. Our assistants also have several years of experience working with infants and children at pediatric dental offices. We vow to safeguard theirs smiles as if they were our children.

For more information about all the pediatric oral surgery procedures we offer, contact our office in McLean, VA at (703) 388-2805.