Dental Compounding

Dental professionals are embracing dental compounding as a way to help treat their patients. Compounding, the science of creating specific treatments for patients who don’t respond to traditional therapies, can be very useful in the dental field. Dental compounding can be used to treat a variety of issues when prescribed by a dentist:

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  • Pain control
  • Oral ulcers
  • Gum disease medication
  • Dental procedure anxiety
  • Dry socket treatment
  • Canker sores
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Tooth whitening
  • And many other issues

Patients benefit from the advances of dental compounding. For those who cannot swallow pills, or suffer nausea if they do, our pharmacist can create gels to be placed directly on the skin. Patients who have hypersensitivity to dental procedures, or who suffer anxiety, can benefit from topical anesthetics placed on the gums prior to a procedure. Dental medications can also be prepared for children by using liquids, pastes, or flavored candies to make them palatable.

Flavoring can also be a benefit for dental patients. Many rinses or dental solutions can have a bitter or unpleasant taste. A compounding pharmacist can add pleasant flavors to make the dental treatments easier to use, without affecting the medical benefit. If your dentist is using products that are unpleasant for you, talk with them about the concept of dental compounding.

Slater Pharmacy will be pleased to work with your dentist to develop dental compounds that bring you comfort or rapid treatment, using a wide variety of techniques tailored to your needs. Contact us for more information, or bring your dentist’s prescription to use for a compounding review.