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Laser Dentistry in Rancho Santa Margarita

21st-Century Technology – Laser Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, and More

Dr. Michael Tessier is dedicated to providing his patients with the most pleasant dental experience possible. To this end, he utilizes the latest advances in dental technology so that patients receive "21st-century dentistry" today. New materials and procedures have made dental treatment safer, more effective, and less painful than ever before. Advanced dental technology is available at Dr. Tessier's Las Flores office, conveniently located between Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, and from gum treatment to TMJ correction, Dr. Tessier makes use of cutting-edge technology to address a wide variety of dental needs. Dr. Tessier does not believe his south Orange County and Mission Viejo patients should have to wait until laser dentistry or other revolutionary treatments become widespread before they receive the benefits from the treatments. If the technology is available, it should be used immediately to improve patient comfort and results. Your smile is too valuable! Dr. Tessier offers a full range of advanced procedures so that you can achieve a flawless, beautifully white smile that turns heads and boosts your self-confidence.

Laser Dentistry

There are approximately 150,000 dentists in the United States, and the American Dental Association has estimated that more than 95 percent of them do not offer laser dentistry. Dr. Michael Tessier proudly belongs to the small percentage of dentists that do use this invaluable tool. Laser dentistry eliminates the aspects of dental visits that bother patients the most: the sound of the drill during the procedure, the anesthetic shot, and the numbness afterward. Treatment is performed quietly, without the whining noise of the drill that is so aggravating to so many patients. Also, because anesthesia is often unnecessary, patients do not experience any numbness in the surrounding tissues (such as the gums or tongue) following the procedure. How much peace of mind is there in taking your children to the dentist for a filling, knowing they won't be getting a shot? If those concerns have kept you from seeking treatment, you no longer have to avoid receiving dental care. Dr. Tessier's southern Orange County and Mission Viejo patients greatly benefit from laser dentistry, as it significantly reduces the anxiety and discomfort they may have experienced with previous dental treatments.

Laser Dentistry with PerioLase® and Waterlase® MD Lasers

Only five percent of U.S. dentists use a laser to perform advanced dental procedures. In order to provide a high level of care and service to his patients, Dr. Tessier uses two lasers! Both the PerioLase® and the Waterlase® MD lasers offer significant benefits to patients. The PerioLase® laser is specifically designed for periodontal (gum) treatment. Inflamed gums (gingivitis) can dangerously impact oral health, causing tooth decay and bad breath. In addition, recent studies show that gingivitis may even be a factor in the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other serious conditions. Before the advent of laser dentistry, treatment of problems with the gums or the bony sockets in which teeth reside involved surgery and sutures, and generally required a long, uncomfortable recovery period. With laser dentistry, treatment is easy and virtually pain free. The procedure is quick, and patients can generally resume their full activities within a day or so. Your gums are too important to go without proper care, so Dr. Tessier uses laser dentistry for treatment that is as convenient and comfortable as possible.

The state-of-the-art Waterlase® MD laser can be used for a wide variety of treatment purposes. It can replace the drill in almost any procedure. Root canals, removal of tooth decay, and cavity preparation can all be performed using the quiet, painless laser. Often, no anesthesia is required! Also, cosmetic gum enhancement, tooth contouring, and other aesthetic procedures can be performed with laser dentistry to enhance your smile and the self-confidence that goes along with that smile.

Going to the dentist no longer needs to be a scary experience. Dr. Tessier's office in Las Flores is one of the few practices in the country to treat patients with laser technology. If you live in Mission Viejo and southern Orange County and are interested in laser dentistry, contact us today to arrange a consultation.

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(949) 459-7212

Michael A. Tessier, DDS


Rancho Santa Margarita Office

(949) 459-7212

28562 Oso Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688