It almost goes without saying – a trip to the dentist can cause anxiety and discomfort for many of us. In fact, some people may avoid a trip to the dentist because of this anxiety – even with tooth pain.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Your dental practitioner can work closely with the pharmacists at Buffalo Pharmacies to provide the compassionate, individualized care you deserve. Compounded dental medications are often used for:
- Procedural anxiety
- Pain relief
- Crown preparations
- Dry socket treatments
- Fluoride treatments
- Gum disease
- Plaque removal
- Canker sores
- Tooth whitening
Unique Dosage Forms
One of the greatest benefits of compounding medications is the ability to develop dosage forms that suit each individual patient. Some people have difficulty swallowing a pill, while others have severe needle anxiety. Compounding allows us to create dosage forms that make administering and taking dental medications easier. Some of these alternative dosage forms include:
- Troches/sublinguals – lozenges
- Freezer pops
- Gels – oral and topical (transdermal)
- Mouthwashes and rinses
- Lipstick and lip balms
- Oral and topical sprays
An obvious challenge with dental medications is taste. Dental rinses, solutions and gels aren’t always palatable. However, Buffalo Pharmacies’ pharmacists can flavor medications without affecting their properties and performance. For example, a bitter analgesic can be enhanced with chocolate flavor. A peppermint flavored bleaching solution would be easier to use. And imagine how much easier it would be to give a child an oral anesthetic as a strawberry flavored lollipop. We have many flavors available and each patient can choose what they like best.
Depending on the needs of each individual patient, dental practitioners prescribe compounded medications for a variety of uses:
- Topical anesthetics
- Bleaching gels
- Dry socket mixtures
- Plaque removal solutions
- Oral rinses
Your Treatment Plan
Your next trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be filled with anxiety. Talk with your dentist or the pharmacists at Buffalo Pharmacies about personalized dental compounding.
To contact Buffalo Pharmacies directly, please call us at 716-832-7742 or you may email us.