Before we talk about why thousands of people choose Matthew Okui DDS, let’s answer a question many people ask all the time: What is a periodontist?

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Gums become detached and separate from the teeth, leaving the tooth exposed. Untreated or poorly treated, periodontal disease can claim your teeth and gums.

Dr. Okui…

  • Is a superb communicator
  • Creates precise dental diagnoses
  • Produces solid and safe periodontal treatment
  • Invests in patients dental longevity
  • Utilizes technology for improved efficiency and comfort

Dr. Okui is a native Southern Californian and has been practicing dentistry since 1989.

He leads his team in constantly enhancing their already stellar skills and knowledge through continuing education.


Q Do I need a root canal?

If you’ve been told that the core of your tooth and the surrounding structure is infected, you need a root canal. Removing infection can save the life of your tooth if caught early.

Q Doesn't a root canal hurt?

Abscessed teeth can cause much pain, swelling and suffering like we hear about in the movies. Luckily the treatment of root canals and their infections are usually comfortable and many times give patients a sense of relief and well being. Advances in x-rays, magnification, light sources, anesthetics and anesthetic techniques are some of the many wonderful improvements that allow patients to comfortably receive care. For the unusually “hot tooth” or anxious or delicate patient Dr. Tatsuta has advanced sedation skill as well as being a leading endodontist in California.

Patients take their nap, she removes all of the infection and they wake up to the knowledge that their dental health is in excellent hands.

Q Doesn’t it hurt to get dental implants?

No. And here’s why… Because Dr. Okui is expertly skilled and experienced in providing dental sedation, the patient is relaxed and unaware of the dental implant procedure. They wake up with a whole new smile.

Q Isn’t the healing time painful at least?

Some people may have a little bit of discomfort but with Dr. Okui’s technique and approach, most of our patients experience little to no pain during the healing process.

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