Dental Compounding – Compounding Advantages
Compounding combines the ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, enabling specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet specific needs.
Customized Medications Offer Advantages for Dental Patients
We can compound medications that contain just the right dose to treat the problem without causing unnecessary side effects, and eliminate the need to break or crush tablets or take multiple capsules.
Appropriate Dosage Form
Needed medications can be prepared in the best dosage form or base to treat a specific problem. For example, a lollipop is ideal for keeping an antibiotic or antifungal in contact with an infected area in the mouth.
Convenient to Use
Taking multiple prescriptions can be inconvenient and costly. We can compound numerous medications into a preparation such as an oral rinse that contains the needed concentrations of each drug. Because customized medications are easier to use, compliance may improve.
Elixirs, syrups, and suspensions may contain sugar which makes the preparation undesirable for prolonged use in the mouth or for diabetic patients, or preservatives such as alcohol which can cause reactions or gastrointestinal irritation. Our compounding professionals can eliminate unnecessary excipients to provide sugar-free, dye-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, and preservative-free dosage forms.
Flavored to Please
We flavor medications to make them more patient-friendly and improve compliance. Do you know a child who doesn’t like the flavor of his antibiotic? We can flavor medication to taste like a real banana, watermelon, or root beer. Someone who doesn’t like sweet medications may find coffee flavor more appealing.
Unavailable or Hard-to-Find Medication
Drugs may be temporarily unavailable, and pharmaceutical companies may stop making products for which there is limited demand. Using pharmaceutical grade chemicals, we can compound the needed medication into a customized dosage form.
We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of dentists and their patients, and welcome your questions and medication problems. Our compounding professionals are problem-solving specialists!