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Conveniently located 16055 Ventura Blvd. Suite #820, Encino, CA 91436


Revitalize Your Gums, Protect Your Smile with Premier Periodontal Care

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The Impact of Chronic Periodontitis

Tackling Tooth Loss: How Periodontitis Affects Your Oral Health

Chronic periodontitis, a leading cause of tooth loss, affects about 75% of individuals experiencing tooth loss. This condition stems from the build-up of bacterial plaque, which not only infects your gums but also leads to their gradual recession. As the gums weaken, teeth start to loosen due to bone loss, leading to swollen gums, frequent bleeding, and the formation of uncomfortable gaps where food can easily get trapped. It's a concerning scenario, but one that can be effectively managed with the right periodontal care.


The Role of Periodontics in Oral Health

Combatting Gum Disease: The Power of Professional Periodontal Care

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The Critical Importance of Periodontics

Periodontics plays a pivotal role in maintaining oral health, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease and dental degeneration. This specialized field of dentistry is essential in the broader battle against oral health issues, offering strategic solutions to combat these common yet serious conditions. With the right periodontal care, the progression of gum disease can be halted or even reversed, protecting your teeth and gums from further damage.

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The Impact of Periodontal Disease on Overall Health

The significance of periodontics extends beyond oral health, impacting overall well-being. Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can have far-reaching effects, potentially influencing various systemic conditions. Research suggests links between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health issues. Thus, effective periodontal care is not just about maintaining healthy gums and teeth; it's about safeguarding your overall health. Our periodontal treatments are designed not only to treat gum disease at its source but also to prevent these broader health implications, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your well-being.

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Comprehensive Periodontal Solutions

Our periodontal services, led by Dr. Okui, encompass a wide range of treatments designed to effectively address various stages and types of gum disease. From non-invasive procedures aimed at early stages of gum issues to more complex surgical interventions for advanced cases, Dr. Okui and our team are equipped to provide comprehensive care. We focus on preserving your natural smile and enhancing your oral health, ensuring that our periodontal solutions contribute to your well-being for years to come. With our patient-centered approach, each treatment is not just about addressing immediate concerns but also about ensuring long-term oral health.


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At Akemi Dental Specialists, our endodontic services are all about preserving your natural teeth and ensuring their health from the inside out.
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Cosmetic Dentistry

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Advanced Periodontal Solutions with Dr. Okui

Expert Care for Healthier Gums: Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments

Dr. Okui's expertise in periodontics includes both non-surgical and surgical methods to effectively treat periodontitis. For early-stage conditions, he can remove plaque and bacteria with simple, painless procedures, often utilizing dental lasers for improved outcomes. In more advanced cases, Dr. Okui skillfully performs surgical interventions under a high-end surgical microscope, ensuring precision and effectiveness. His extensive experience and passion for periodontics are complemented by advanced sedation techniques, guaranteeing a safe, comfortable, and restorative treatment experience. No referral is necessary to consult with Dr. Okui. Start your journey to great dental health by easily scheduling an appointment with him.

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Periodontal Excellence for Every Patient

Specializing in gum health, our team delivers top-tier periodontal care, focusing on preventative measures and advanced treatments for lasting results.

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Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.
Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.
Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.



Have questions? We have the answers!

  • Yes, with good oral hygiene practices like regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, periodontal disease can often be prevented. Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking can also reduce the risk.

  • We use the latest techniques and sedation options to ensure patient comfort. Most periodontal treatments cause minimal discomfort and are far less painful than the symptoms of advanced gum disease.

  • Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums and bone that support the teeth. It's typically caused by poor oral hygiene, leading to plaque buildup. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to other health issues.

  • Treatment depends on the severity of the disease. Early stages (gingivitis) can often be reversed with professional cleanings and improved oral hygiene. Advanced stages may require deep cleaning, medication, or surgery.

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Exceptional Care & Service

Dr. Tatsuta and all her staff are friendly, caring, professional, capable, smiling and the treatment is excellent.
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Michael S.

Highly Recommended Professionalism

I'm a dentist and I just love Dr. Tatsuta and her staff. Very professional! On Time! Great office. I would suggest you go to Dr. Tatsuta.
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Cory R.

Transformative Dental Experiences

Dr. Okui changed my mind about so many things with my teeth. I went from some pretty bad looking teeth so getting a few replaced. I also got a root canal from Dr. Tatsuta. Both are excellent. I never am uncomfortable. They make me want to keep up with my dental health.
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Jim H.

Painless, Expert Endodontics

My experience was outstanding. My options for treatment were discussed in a way that allowed me to make an informed decision. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. Dr. Okui did an excellent job – what a wonderful professional! He called me the same evening to see how I was doing. His office called the next day to see if everything was going well and if I had any questions. All in all, this was an excellent experience. 
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Sara V.

I Recommend Dr. Tatsuta...

I appreciated the kindness, professionalism and the thorough understandable explanation. I would overall recommend Dr. Tatsuta to anyone! Thank you! 
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Akemi Dental Specialists

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