For many people, the very thought of going to the dentist can be met with some apprehension. For a variety of reasons, be it the ominous sound of the dentist’s drill, the fear of needles or the shiny steel of sharp instruments, a trip to the dentist may be a source of some discomfort. If this sounds like you or a member of your family, compounded dental medications may be the solution to help relieve the stress and anxiety associated with dental work.
From an eight-year-old getting a cavity filled to an 80-year-old getting fitted for dentures, each patient is unique and may benefit from dental compounding. As a dental compounding pharmacy, we work closely with dentists to solve problems using custom compounded medications unique to you and your specific needs, ensuring that your next visit to the dentist is as smooth as possible.
Compounded medications can be used for a variety of dental issues such as procedural anxiety, pain relief, dry socket treatments, fluoride treatments, gum disease, plaque removal, ulcers, canker sores, and even tooth whitening. Dental compounding can also be effective in the treatment of Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), fever blisters, and to suppress the gag reflex.
Many dentists, periodontists, and prosthodontists utilize the benefits that dental compounding can offer and with a prescription, we can prepare a variety of personalized formulations including:
- Lip balms (Effective in treating viral lesions)
- Lollipops/Freezer Pops (Used for oral sedation and/or oral thrush)
- Mouth Rinses (For various ulcers and to stop oral bleeding; antibacterial rinses)
- Throat Sprays and Lozenges (Good for suppressing the gag reflex)
- Gels and Pastes (Effective in treating canker sores, dry mouth, oral pain, infections, and gum disease.)
- Topical muscle relaxants/analgesics
- Topical anesthetics
From cosmetic medications like bleaching gels to unique formulations to treat oral ulcers or gum disease, dental compounding can have benefits for all areas of dental care. Ask your dental practitioner or one of our pharmacy compounding experts today about personalized dental compounding.