Dentistry is something that many people, unfortunately, put off for longer than is recommended. As a result, there can be a lot of anxiety surrounding a trip to the dentist and what they might need to treat. This anxiety is especially prevalent in children. Dentists regularly work with compounding pharmacies to create personalized prescriptions to help ease anxiety and treat patients’ mouths with the greatest of care.
Solutions for pain relief, dry mouth, TMJ, antiemetics, suppressing the gag reflex, infections, dry sockets, and halitosis are just a few of the problems one might be seeing a dentist for and a compounding pharmacist is able to personalize the treatment to best suit each patient’s needs.
Some of the many solutions we offer are:
- Antiviral lip balms
- Numbing gels
- Pressure indicating pastes (PIP)
Reducing the pain and discomfort of dental procedures should be a high priority for dentists in all specialties. The use of anesthesia can actually determine how a patient feels about their office visit more than the skill of the dentist and outcome of the procedure. With the use of a topically applied anesthetic, a procedure can be made pain-free and comfortable. Patients who have a pain-free experience at their dental visit are more likely to have a positive image of their dentist and refer their friends and family. Routine dental care, whether it is for scaling and root planing or a regular cleaning, is often avoided simply due to anxiety about pain. This pain can be reduced with the use of topical anesthetic gels.
Popular Compounded Topical Anesthetics
Pure Pharmacy provides a variety of custom topical anesthetics for use in dentistry. Our highly trained pharmacists meet the needs of dentists and orthodontists seeking effective anesthetic solutions for their practice. All of our compound topical anesthetics are available in five different flavors in either an extra thick gel or plasticized ointment base. These are some of the more popular combinations of anesthetics and strengths that we make for dentists at our pharmacy.
- TAC 20 Alternate: lidocaine 20%, tetracaine 4%, phenylephrine 2%
- BTT 12.5 “The Baddest Topical in Town”: lidocaine 12.5%, tetracaine 12.5%, prilocaine 3%, and phenylephrine 3%
- Profound (PFG): prilocaine 10%, lidocaine 10%, tetracaine 4%
- PFG Lite: prilocaine 5%, lidocaine 5%, tetracaine 2%
- PFP: prilocaine 10%, lidocaine 10%, tetracaine 4%, phenylephrine 2%
Other Dental/Oral Compounding Medications
In addition to dental topical anesthestic gels, Pure Pharmacy can compound several other medications needed for oral delivery, including:
- Alcohol-Free Chlorhexidine mouth rinse
- Anti-Gag Reflex
- Angular Cheilitis / Angular Chelosis
- Burning Mouth Syndrome
- Canker Sore Treatments
- Dry sockets
- Dry Mouth
- Fluoride treatments
- Medications for gum disease
- Plaque removers
- Mouth washes
- Oral Lichen Planus
- Oral ulcer medications
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
By personalizing the medication, we can effectively eliminate unwanted side effects, allergic reactions, pain, and anxiety. For more information on compounding for dentistry or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!