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Dental Compounding

At Central Pharmacy, we’re helping to expand therapeutic
options for the dental practitioner, one mouth at a time

Do you remember your first visit to the dentist? Your first cavity and filling? Your first tooth that had to be pulled?

Although these and other dental experiences bring back anxious memories for many people, the fact is, we are very fortunate to be living in the age of modern dentistry. For example, did you know that it was around the period 23-79 A.D. that dentifrices and mouthwashes first began to be used, with the most popular being made from animal ashes or charcoal!

Thankfully we have come a long way since the days of rinsing with charcoal after meals. Technology and innovation have produced easier methods and instruments to make teeth and gums healthy and breath fresh. However, as with other medical treatments, the therapeutic options available to dental practitioners still have limitations. That is, no two patients are alike with respect to their dental needs. There is a subset of dental patients who have not responded to standard medicines or who are unable to use a commercially prepared medication.

This is where the dental compounding service at Central Pharmacy can be of service to dental practitioners and their patients. Using the latest in dental compounding technology, we can compound medications specifically tailored to a persons needs and thereby offer creative solutions beyond the conventional. We do this by way of a close working relationship with the dental practitioner in which we fill the dental practitioner’s need for individualized therapy for their patients. Our advanced knowledge of compounding allows us to compound products beyond the expertise or facilities/equipment of the dental practitioner. The result is a very effective team approach with knowledge bases that complement one another.

If you feel that you or someone you know could benefit from our dental compounding services and would like more information, please contact one of our knowledgeable pharmacists. Or, inform your dental practitioner of our specialty compounding services. We will be happy to discuss all questions and concerns.

The following are examples of solutions which we have used to improve the treatment of dental patients, one mouth at a time!

Examples of Solutions

bul.gif (507 bytes)Preparation of medications for oral ulcerations (e.g. unique formulations with various combinations of antibiotics, antihistamines, antifungals, anesthetics, antivirals, corticosteroids, misoprostol, phenytoin, etc.)

bul.gif (507 bytes)Preparation of medications for pain syndromes such as neuralgias and temporomandibular joint disorders (e.g. transdermal anti-inflammatory agents, either alone or in combination with carbamazepine, cyclobenzaprine, or ketamine, etc. - Note: for more information on transdermal medication, see the "Transdermals" section of our web page)

bul.gif (507 bytes)Preparation of medications for cosmetic purposes (e.g. bleaching gel, mouthwashes, etc.)

bul.gif (507 bytes)Preparation of medications in commercially unavailable dosage forms (e.g. gargles, mouth pastes, lozenges, lollipops, topicals, etc.)

bul.gif (507 bytes)Flavor adjustment

bul.gif (507 bytes)Preparation of medications for intraoral infections such as periodontal disease and candidiasis (e.g. antimycotics, microbicidals)

bul.gif (507 bytes)Preparation of medications without ingredients that can be irritating to the oral mucosa (e.g. without alcohol, unwanted preservatives, colors, or other additives commonly found in conventional products)