Treating Gum Disease Effectively and Conservatively

Treating Gum Disease Effectively and Conservatively

Posted February 14, 2012 by Wager-Evans Dental

At Wager Evans Dental, we have a dedication to excellence when it comes to providing our patients with comprehensive dental care. That’s why Reno dentists Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans offer one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Products: Perio Protect.

What is Perio Protect?

For the past six years, Perio Protect has been a leading product that offers patients a gentle, yet effective way to fight the bacteria that cause gum disease. Targeting biofilms, communities of bacteria that colonize in pockets between the teeth and gum tissue (periodontal pockets), the overall goal of Perio Protect is to manage gum disease treatment in a minimally invasive manner.

How does Perio Protect Work?

Your Perio Protect treatment begins with Dr. Evans or Dr. Wager taking an impression of your mouth that will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab to fabricate your custom Perio Tray. Once your tray returns from the lab, we will invite you back to our Spanish Springs-area dentist office and tell you exactly how to use your tray for the best results.

Most patients only need to wear their Perio Tray for a few minutes each day, but treatment time varies depending on your specific case and the extent of your infection.

While you wear your Perio Tray, specially prescribed solutions, usually oxidizing and oxygenating agents, will be placed into the periodontal pockets to chemically remove the protective coating of the biofilm and cleanse the open pockets. Most Perio Protect patients describe the treatment as comfortable, convenient, and completely non-invasive.

To find out if you’re a candidate for Perio Protect, contact Wager Evans Dental, located in Reno, and serving the areas of Sparks, Hidden Valley, Cold Springs, Lawton, Golden Valley, at (775) 800-4845 or online at