Dental Compounding – Treatment for Dry Mouth, Stomatis, and Mucositis
Loss of saliva (xerostomia) is one of the most common complaints among patients who have received radiation therapy of the head and neck. Xerostomia contributes to radiation-induced periodontal infection, dental caries osteoradionecrosis, and poor digestion of carbohydrates. Ask us about sialogogues (saliva stimulants) in customized dosage forms.
When a person is receiving chemotherapy or radiation, mouth tenderness and infections can cause substantial pain and interfere with the patient’s ability to eat, compromising nutritional status. Severe mucositis may necessitate a reductions in dose or frequency of cancer-fighting therapies, which may be detrimental. We can compound lozenges, lollipops, and oral rinses that contain antifungals, antibiotics, anesthetics, and protective agents that help to prevent or heal damaged mucosa.