Dentistry and Compounding

Think of compounding pharmacies and you probably have images of a pharmacist standing behind a counter using a pestle and mortar. If you are like most people, you probably didn’t know that dentistry relies on compounding. Below are some common examples.

Lip Health

Oral health is what dentistry is all about. Your lips are part of that. Look at your lips and you get an idea about how compounding can help. It may be a mixture that improves your moisture level, adds shine or makes smiling more comfortable.

Dental compounding can help heal any cold sore, blister or viral lesion on your lips. The compound can take the form of lip balm, ointment, cream or other specific application. Depending upon your individual likes and dislikes, it can include flavoring to make its medical purposes more welcoming.

More Beautiful Lips

Maybe you want your lips to be fuller. A compound can be developed that contains collagen. Put this collagen-containing compound into a lip balm and you have a very easy way to plump up your lips.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is the fancy way of saying numbing your mouth. It involves numbing and pain relief. Pain relievers come in handy for many dentistry tasks. Pain-relieving compounds can be applied directly to a toothache. A dentist can use them as a topical applicant for numbing an area. Compounds can be administered via a needle and applied directly to the nerve.

Many patients prefer a topical treatment in the form of lollipops or frozen pops. Still others like using an analgesic mouth rinse to ease the pain. The field of compounding for oral sedation is as versatile as the patient preferences involved. There is something for everyone.

Dentistry is a very complex field that relies on compounding to serve a number of purposes. Consulting with a trained professional will answer many of your questions.