A 22-year-old female asked:
I've been putting small drops of iodine tincture on tooth abcess until i can see the dentist. it seems to take the swelling down. is this effective?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
No, stop this: Do not place tincture of iodine in your mouth. Elemental iodine is toxic.
There is no home cure for dental abscesses and there is no reason to delay seeing a dentist. Set an appointment asap.
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Endodontics 45 years experience
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Dentistry 21 years experience
No. : Don't waist your time. You need to see dentist as soon as possible.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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