If you or your family is experiencing any oral or dental issues, compounded medications just may be the solution. Compounded medications can be prepared in a variety of formulations to treat a variety of oral and dental conditions. Your compounding pharmacist can work closely with your dentist to prepare medications unique to you and your needs. Compounded medications can often represent a unique way to make sure the visit to your dentist is as smooth as can be. Compounded medications can provide personalized treatment and the options are unlimited.
How can compounds help?
Many people feel an overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear at the thought of going to the dentist for a variety of reasons. In some cases, many people fear the noise of the dentist’s drill and fear the sharp instruments. Trips to the dentist do not have to cause you anxiety or discomfort. Your compounding pharmacist can prepare medications to help ease your anxiety and eliminate pain via topical anesthetics. Compounded medications may be prepared in a variety of formulations which includes lollipops, throat sprays, lozenges, mouth rinses, gels, toothpastes, lip balms, and pastes to treat canker sores, dry mouth, oral pain, infections, and gum disease. Compounded medications can also be prepared for the treatment of Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), fever blisters, and to suppress the gag reflex.
- Reviewed: September 22, 2014
- Updated: September 29, 2014
- Reviewed by Beth Bolt, RPh
- Source RxWiki
- Managing Editor Anyssa Garza, PharmD