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TAC gel alternate

Dental Anesthetic Gels – Instructions and Safety

Our topical anesthetic gels including TAC 20 alternate, Profound, and BTT 12.5 are popular with dentists in multiple specialties. Since these products are all compounded, they are not FDA-approved. Without clinical trials and studies that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of particular dosages, most dentists rely on their experience and the advice of their peers when using compounded products. However there are general guidelines that can be used for applying…
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dentist performing procedure after applying dyclonine (DYC) topical anesthetic

Dyclonine (DYC Anesthetic)

Dyclonine (DYC) was introduced in 1932 in the form of a throat lozenge sold under the brand name Sucrets. These lozenges are still sold over-the-counter in pharmacies and can reduce pain from a sore throat. Dyclonine can also be made into a mouth rinse that is used by dentists before hygiene appointments or dental procedures. At one point there was a commercially available dyclonine mouth rinse but it has since…
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minocycline gel kit

Dental Antibiotic – Alternative to Arestin

The commercially available drug minocycline hydrochloride is sold under the brand name Arestin in microsphere form. While many dentists who treat periodontal disease have found this product to be effective, the cost per application site can make it an expensive treatment. The expense that must be passed on to the patient is especially high if multiple sites need to be treated. Having a topical antibiotic for treating periodontal disease does…
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chlorhexidine mouthwash

The Best Mouthwashes for Dental Procedures

Mouthwashes/mouth rinses are an effective way to prevent and manage oral disease, reduce plaque, make dental procedures easier, and improve healing. This method of delivery is useful because it affects the entire mouth at once and does not involve needles. There are both OTC and prescription mouth rinses available with many different uses. Some oral rinses contain anesthetic ingredients that can make hygiene visits easier. Others contain antiseptic ingredients that…
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Propel orthodontic device

Topical Anesthesia for Propel Orthodontics

The Propel technology is used in orthodontics to speed up the movement of teeth. The procedure stimulates cell activity to increase bone turnover by making small perforations in the bone. It is used in combination with orthodontic treatments like traditional braces and Invisalign to get patients results faster and increase practice efficiency.  By affecting the biology of tooth movement, Propel can cut the time that braces need to be worn…
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Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

Dry socket, also called alveolar osteitis, is a painful condition that sometimes happens after tooth extraction. When a tooth is removed, blood clots form to protect bone and nerves in the hole that is left. If the blood clot dissolves it leaves nerves exposed and slows down the healing process. Exposed nerves can cause pain in the socket and surrounding areas and the socket may be at risk of becoming…
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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

At Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy we make a variety of specially compounded products for dentists. Our topical anesthetics are used at dental offices throughout the country including our popular “Baddest Topical in Town.” We also compound bone binders that work in combination with other products to help natural bone reformation. They are used by dentists for different bone grafting procedures including alveolar ridge preservation grafts. Compound Bone Binders Calcium sulfate…
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TAC 20 Gel

Product Spotlight: TAC 20 Gel

One of our popular compounds at Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy is our TAC 20. However, the name TAC 20 is not an accurate acronym for this dental anesthesia. The “TAC” used to stand for tetracaine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and cocaine and the product was used mostly in emergency rooms. Since the product no longer contains those exact ingredients we often call it TAC 20% alternate. Now, our specially compounded prescription TAC…
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Dentist performing a procedure on a patient with dental anesthesia

Novocaine and Modern Dental Anesthesia

TAC 20 gel, Profound gel, and the Baddest Topical in Town are all compounded dental anesthesia products available to dentists from our pharmacy. There weren’t always so many options though. Painful teeth have always been a problem and there have been different methods throughout history to make their removal less painful. Usually it's much more painful to keep a tooth than to remove it. Herbs, flowers, and alcohol have been…
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