Dental patients often require very specialized medications based on their dentist’s recommendations. Because these are not the most common orders, traditional pharmacies will usually only carry a few medications that will suit the requests of a dentist. Compounding pharmacies offer a much wider array of options for dental patients, whether it be the unique selection of drugs or the ability to optimize the dosage form based on the issue.
Due to its density of mucous membranes and exposure to food, the mouth is a complex area that can be at high risk for pain and infection. If these symptoms are localized, the best approach would be to use a topical medication for local delivery, rather than a systemic product. Whether a product needs to numb pain in the mouth or fight off an infection, a compounded topical therapy can be the optimal choice.
Therapy for TMJ:
Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction, or TMJ, is a type of pain in the jaw that can negatively affect a patient’s ability to eat and speak, reducing their quality of life overall. In order to avoid side effects associated with oral medications for TMJ, a compounded topical medication should be considered.
Mouthwashes are a convenient and effective way to deliver different medications to the area of a patient’s dental issues. Problems with standard mouthwashes can arise if they contain preservatives or sweeteners that the patient cannot receive. Choosing to compound a mouthwash not only gives the dentist full control over these aspects, but also allows for the formulation of a customized mixture of drugs fitted to the patient’s needs.