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Can swishing with peroxide help an abscess tooth?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Swishing would have a topical effect, while an abscess originates deep inside a tooth or in the bone supporting the tooth.
Peroxide would have minimal effect on the abscess, and could actually irritate the mucosa of the mouth instead.

In brief: No

Swishing would have a topical effect, while an abscess originates deep inside a tooth or in the bone supporting the tooth.
Peroxide would have minimal effect on the abscess, and could actually irritate the mucosa of the mouth instead.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dr. Jonathan Richards
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It may do something on the surface and reduce symptoms, but a truly abscessed tooth is pus coming from within, trying to get out of your body.
Swishing won't get rid of the infection or treat the cause. Please see your dentist.

In brief: No

It may do something on the surface and reduce symptoms, but a truly abscessed tooth is pus coming from within, trying to get out of your body.
Swishing won't get rid of the infection or treat the cause. Please see your dentist.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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