Eliminate Anxiety And Discomfort At The Dentist
For a variety of reasons, a trip to the dentist can occasionally be met with some apprehension. The culprits are ingrained into our culture – the ominous whirring of a dentist’s drill, the shiny steel of sharp instruments. Tooth pain or not, some patients simply cannot get past the anxiety associated with dental work. One of the best tools to fight these fears is pharmacy compounding.
Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding has experienced a renaissance as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more dentists and other healthcare providers to work with pharmacists to customize medications to meet the specific needs of individuals.
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 80-year-old getting fitted for dentures, each patient is unique and may benefit from custom-compounded medication.
TruCare Compounding Pharmacists Can Create Medical Solutions For:
- Procedural Anxiety
- Pain Relief
- Dry Socket Treatments
- Fluoride Treatments
- Gum Disease
- Plaque Removal
- Oral Ulcers
- Canker Sores
- Tooth Whitening
Unique Dosage Forms:
As with many medical treatments, the therapeutic options available to dentists can be limited. Some individuals may not respond well to standard medications. Compounding enhances the acceptability and application of medications through its ability to customize dosage forms.
Some nauseated people or those who cannot swallow a pill may receive medicine through a gel rubbed into the skin. Those 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.
One obvious challenge with dental-related medication is the involvement of the taste buds – some dental rinses, solutions and gels have an unpleasant flavor. Our compounding pharmacists can help the medicine taste better without changing its vital properties and performance.
For instance, a bitter pain reliever can be enhanced with chocolate flavor to make it taste better, and children will be glad to take a topical oral anesthetic if it’s delivered through a cherry-flavored lollipop. From cosmetic medications like bleaching gels to unique formulations to treat oral ulcers or gum disease, compounding can have benefits for all areas of dental medicine. A caring dental practitioner working closely with TruCare’s compounding pharmacists can provide the compassionate, customized care you so deserve. Compounded medications can help bring a smile to your face again!