Dental Compounding: A Unique Solution for Common Procedures

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Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy works with dentists seeking unique compounding treatments for common dental issues. From in office, invasive procedures, to common patient complaints and difficult to treat conditions, our specially trained pharmacists will help find a solution. With specialized formulas, your dental practice will stand apart from the rest and safely serve your patients’ needs.


Commonly Requested Dental Formulas

Dry Sockets: Combining healing agents phenytoin with an anesthetic and an antibiotic into a long-lasting, mucoadhesive gel

Necrotic Molars: 3 Mix MP – metronidazole 45.5%, ciprofloxacin HCl 45.5% and minocycline 9% as a dental paste

Oral Mucositis: Modified Stanford mouthwash + Mucolox™

Burning Mouth Syndrome: An anesthetic, such as lidocaine, and an active ingredient for neuropathic pain, such as amitriptyline or gabapentin

Numbing Treatments: Combining anesthetics, such as lidocaine, prilocaine and tetracaine

Oral Lichen Planus: Tacrolimus Mouthwash, a calcineurin-inhibiting immunosuppressive agent



Halitosis can understandably be one of the most embarrassing of all dental conditions. Mouth odor can be caused by bacterial infections, xerostomia, tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, medications and certain disease states. Combining antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10 with biofilm reducers such as xylitol in an oral, mucoadhesive base like PCCA’s MucoLox could be a great option for some patients.


Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a common dilemma for dentists. This condition is chronic and appears as a vesicular rash, most commonly on the lips but can occur inside the mouth and on the face. HSV-1 is also an occupational hazard for the dental team, as it can affect the skin (herpetic whitlow) and the cornea (ophthalmic keratitis) if direct contact with a lesion occurs. By combining a sunscreen with anesthetic agents such as lidocaine and antivirals like acyclovir — or even the antiseptic agent benzalkonium chloride — Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy can offer dentists a customized and unique solution.



Xerostomia, or dry mouth, can be caused by a variety of factors, such as increased age, Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, dehydration, certain medications or cancer treatments. Compounding options that combine a variety of moisturizing agents can extend this window and offer an alternative for patients who want longer-lasting relief.

Sweet-tasting xylitol could be useful in breaking down the biofilm barrier of bacteria inside the mouth if it exists. An electrolyte troche that dissolves in the mouth or combining both a saliva substitute and a salivary stimulant may offer the best possible outcome for patients.


Reach out to the pharmacists at Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy and we will be happy to help find the right dental formulas for your practice!