Unique solutions for dental conditions
Compounding is the art and science of preparing customised medications for patients. Due to its variety of patients, compounding can be beneficial for a wide range of dental patients, from a child getting a cavity filled to an 80-year-old getting fitted for dentures or an adult with severe pain from clenching or grinding, each patient is unique and may benefit from the custom-compounded medication we create as part of our dental compounding service.
Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, a dental practitioner can prescribe medications for:
- Pain relief
- Dry socket treatments
- Gum (periodontal) disease
- Plaque removal
- Oral ulcers
- Tempromandibular joint dysfunction
- And more!
Unique Dosage Forms
As with many medical treatments, the therapeutic options available to dentists can be limited. Some patients may not respond well to standard medications or may experience unwanted side effects from oral medications. Compounding enhances the acceptability and application of medications by customising dose forms.
Creative solutions for medication problems may include transdermal creams, liquids, gels, pastes, lip balms, or even lollipops.
One obvious challenge with dental-related medication is the involvement of the taste buds – some dental rinses, solutions and gels have an unpleasant flavour. A compounding pharmacist can help the medicine taste better without changing its vital properties and performance. For instance, a bitter pain reliever can be enhanced with chocolate flavour to make it taste better, and children will be glad to take a topical oral anaesthetic if it’s delivered through a cherry-flavored lollipop.
From unique formulations to treat oral ulcers or gum disease to products for muscular or joint pain and discomfort, we can provide compounding solutions for many areas of dental medicine.