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Dr. Howard Low DDS - Periodontist

5.0 based on 102 reviews

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408-746-3878 View Phone

1565 Hollenbeck Ave Ste 108

Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Map

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Dr. Howard Low is ranked #1 out of 8 Sunnyvale Periodontists Rating 5.0 stars based on 102 reviews $$
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Welcome! We are a specialist office dedicated to IMPLANT DENTISTRY and PERIODONTICS with 3 decades of experience in treating gum disease, receding gumlines, and replacing missing teeth or old bridges with implants. Our goal is to help you fully understand your dental issues so that you can be confident in selecting the ideal treatment for yourself. While there are many ways to approach a given problem, we strive to give our patients options. Our preference is to give each individual the most predictable result in the least invasive manner. We do this by constantly updating our skills in the newest procedures while using biotechnology to enhance our results whenever possible. But even the best care becomes insignificant unless it is given in a caring and compassionate environment. We make every effort to achieve the most comfortable setting for each patient. "Let us help you restore what nature has removed."

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Tue: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thur: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Same Day Emergencies OK
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    Bone grafting by Biotechnology April 20, 2012, 10:03 a.m.

    There are many bone grafting techniques to develop sites for dental implant placement but they often require invasive procedures. Recent advances in biotechnology have not only made things more predictable but take advantage of the body’s own ability to heal itself. INFUSE is a revolutionary biotechnology product that uses a naturally occurring protein (rhBMP-2) in our body to stimulate your own cells in the area to form bone.

    Please visit our web site, view a few short videos, and learn more about the use of Biotechnology in dental implants.


    Computer Guided Implant Placement Aug. 24, 2011, 10:22 a.m.

    Traditionally implants have been placed by hand with the surgeon trying to align the implant visually. Difficulty can arise with small mouths, when nerves are in the vicinity, or where the jawbone is minimal in size. Computer guided implant placement has the advantage of combining the power of computer software along with state of the art CT scans providing a 3-D image to allow the surgeon to perform a virtual implant placement on a model of the patient’s jaw before they come in for surgery.

    Once the ideal position, implant type and size are determined, a precision surgical guide is made. This guide is used during implant placement to assure it is placed with the same clinical accurately that was planned on the computer. There are only a few implant surgeons who are currently using this technology. Dr. Low has been an early user of this technology.

    The advantages of 3-D guided implant placement:

    1. All planning is done outside the mouth removing any guesswork compared to traditional visual placement.
    2. Accuracy insures optimal placement.
    3. Decreases risks making things more predictable.
    4. Allows for much smaller incisions for faster healing.
    5. Facilitates better communication between surgeon and the dentist.

    Guide with ideal implant position
    Guide with ideal implant position
    Implant centered in jaw
    Implant centered in jaw
    Implant position relative to adjacent teeth
    Implant position relative to adjacent teeth
    Implant position relative to adjacent roots
    Implant position relative to adjacent roots


    Perioscopy Sept. 4, 2009, 1:51 a.m.

    Millions of adults have or could have periodontal disease, a bacterial infection of the gums and bone around teeth, caused by commonly spread oral bacteria, different than those that cause tooth decay.  Periodontal disease causes detachment of the gum from the tooth, known as “pocketing”.  As it gets worse, it can cause bone loss around the roots of the teeth. If you have periodontal disease, one option is to do nothing.  However, periodontal disease will not get better on its own.  Besides getting worse, gum and bone infection can affect the body in general.  Research is investigating systemic links between periodontal infection and increased risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes, pre-term low birth weight babies, stroke, respiratory disease, and pancreatic cancer.  It seems inflammation accompanying periodontal disease may be a co-factor in the initiation of other problems.  Disease-associated bacteria getting into the blood stream on a regular basis from inside the gumline complicate matters, as well. One typical treatment option is to treat periodontal disease non-surgically.  Cleaning out the hard and soft bacterial deposits in the pockets and on the roots of teeth is critical to reestablishing a healthy gum attachment.  Done with a variety of instruments, current technology favors using very small ultrasonically powered instruments, or “micro ultrasonics”.  Many adjuncts, like antimicrobials/antibiotics, rinses, irrigators, or lasers, aimed at disinfecting the gum and bone, are useful, as cleaning plus disinfection is generally more thorough treatment than either alone. Surgical treatment, another option in the management of periodontal disease, is helpful, because visual access allows for thorough root cleaning.  As appropriate, other adjuncts can be used such as bone grafts, regenerative proteins, membranes, and growth factors.   Non-surgical treatment is limited by the inability of the operator to see under the gumline.  But what if it were possible to see under the gumline without surgically opening the gum?  Well, now with Perioscopy, it is! Perioscopy allows dentists, hygienists and periodontists to see under the gum, and, under high magnification, perform minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment technique, using micro ultrasonic instruments, comparable to many medical procedures now performed with the aid of small cameras placed into all areas of the body.   The Perioscope is a long, 1mm diameter, flexible endoscope, connecting a camera and viewing screen to special Perioscopy instruments that access under the anesthetized gumline around the tooth, without cutting the gum.   Additional local or systemic antimicrobials/antibiotics or other adjuncts vary to enhance the results of this micro-visual treatment.  Premedicating with an over-the-counter pain medication assures very little discomfort, if any, after the numbness wears off.   Thousands of patients, all over the world, have benefited from minimally invasive periodontal treatment with Perioscopy at less cost than surgical treatment.  With less pocketing and bone loss, and good follow up care, patients can remain stable.  In seeking out the best ways to provide treatment for our patients, using the Perioscope is helping us achieve “healing through a better vision”.

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    Review 1 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr. Low removed a cracked tooth and inserted an implant. He was professional, efficient, very friendly and performed a painless operation. I highly recommend this very nice man.

    I know this doctor: 6 months

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    Review 2 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    I am a professional that drives over 100 miles to have Dr. Howard Low perform my needed oral surgery! He is the best educator, so calming, caring and friendly! His staff are the best, obviously living up to very high standards! If you want excellent care, you’re only a phone call away! (and I’m not a relative)

    About Front Desk: The front desk staff are very friendly and responsive, an asset to making me feel well cared for!

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    About Hygienist: Both of “my” hygienists have been thorough, gentle and caring, excellent with their cleanings, even making sure I know the correct way to brush! Kudos for excellent work!

    Hygiene time: 60”

    I know this doctor: 2 years

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    Review 3 by Stars: 4.5 on Link
    Excellent results. Dr. Loh is very kind and considerate of patient's needs and comfort. Very good follow up. Surgery to correct gum recession worked very well and will improve my life!!

    About Front Desk: Great and helpful!

    I know this doctor: 3 years

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    Review 4 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr. Low is extremely kind, efficient, and a true professional. Going through the implant process was daunting for me initially but Dr. Low talked me through it with kindness and compassion. I have the utmost confidence in him and his goal is a pleased patient. Implants are not inexpensive but that does not have any bearing on my opinion of the excellent care I received. I whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Low and his team.

    I know this doctor: 1 year

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    Review 5 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Amazing and exceptional health care, from the most complete patient history I have ever been asked to the best stress-free procedure experience! This is my 2nd oral surgery and Dr.Low's love of teaching and aftercare outweighs the 1st one by leaps and bounds ! Thank You for making me feel so comfortable.

    About Front Desk: Julia and Lynn (correct spelling?) have been very capable and friendly. Thank you for exceptional service.

    About Hygienist: Dr.Low has such a competent, patient and kind hygienist that made me feel like family and made sure I understood everything I needed for pre and post-care.

    My Experience: Oral Surgery

    Duration: 45"

    I know this doctor: ~3 months

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    Review 6 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    I had an excellent implant experience with Dr. Richard Low a few months ago, it was my 4th implant in 2 years, 3 were done by another periodontist whom I considered very knowledgeable and skillful. However with Dr. Low, I had even better experience, much less pain, no bruises, fast healing, less visits and lower cost. His nurse and office staff are very professional and courteous too. If I, unfortunately, need another implant, I definitely will go to Dr. Low and I recommend him to everyone who is in such a need.

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    Review 7 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr. Howard Low provided excellent care of an abscess and fractured tooth that had been bothering me for over 6 months. He extracted the tooth and put n an implant with not much pain. I feel so much better now.

    My Experience: Dental Implants

    Duration: 90 minutes

    I know this doctor: 1 year

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    Smiling Patient likes Dr. Howard Low on May 11, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
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    Review 8 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr. Erik Low performed (upper) gum surgery on me in early March 2016 because my gums were so recessed and looked pretty ugly. Other people told me how painful this surgery would be and that I would have a hard time recovering because of my age. None of that happened. I had swelling from the surgery on Friday and did not go to work on Monday. My gums look "normal" now so I recommended my physician to see Dr. Erik Low for the same procedure.

    About Front Desk: Front desk was helpful.

    About Hygienist: Rosa was great and a joy to be around.

    I know this doctor: August 2015

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