Custom Medication for Dental Treatments
Trips to the dentist do not have to include unnecessary anxiety or discomfort.
One of the best tools to make a trip to the dentist more enjoyable is pharmacy compounding. Compounded medications can lessen the physical discomforts involved in a trip to the dentist and help ease the patient’s anxiety.
Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Due to its variety of patients, dentistry is an ideal arena for compounded medications. From an eight-year-old getting a cavity filled to an eighty-year-old getting fitted for dentures, each patient is unique and may benefit from custom-compounded medication.
Working closely with Stanley Speciality Pharmacy compounding pharmacists, a dental practitioner can prescribe medications for:
- Procedural anxiety
- Pain relief
- Dry socket treatments
- Fluoride treatments
- Gum disease
- Plaque removal
- Oral ulcers
- Canker sores
- 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. Compounding enhances the acceptability and application of medications through its ability to customize dosage forms.
- Some nauseated patients or those who cannot swallow a pill may receive the medicine through a gel rubbed into the skin
- Patients who suffer from needle anxiety may receive a topical anesthetic to allow for painless dental injections
- Other creative solutions for medication problems may include liquids, pastes, lip balms, or even lollipops
Dentists please click here to download a comprehensive dental compounding packet. It contains information on commonly compounded dental preparations, as well as easy to use prescription & ordering templates.
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