Journal of International Oral Health

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 407--412

Povidone-iodine in dental and oral health: A narrative review


Rahmi Amtha1, Jeeve Kanagalingam2 
1 Oral Medicine Department, Trisakti University, Jakarta Barat, Indonesia
2 Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Jakarta Barat, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jeeve Kanagalingam
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University.
Singapore

Aim: Proper oral care is an important contributor to overall health, and various antiseptic options are available for the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Povidone-iodine (PVP-I) oral formulations remain popular for their broad spectrum of effect and favorable tolerability profile. Our aim was to provide a narrative review looking at the past and current studies evaluating PVP-I usage for the maintenance of oral health. Materials and Methods: Querying the PubMed and Web of Science databases using the terms “PVP-I,” “Oral Health,” and “Dental Care,” we identified and systematically reviewed articles for a literature review of PVP-I applications in the area. In addition to potent antimicrobial action against common viruses, fungi, and bacteria, the absence of reported resistance to PVP-I makes it an increasingly attractive option in today’s settings. Results: The applications for PVP-I range from routine oral care and gingivitis through to the management of oral mucositis and surgical site disinfection following dental surgeries. Evidence also suggests that PVP-I confers additional benefits that complement its antiseptic properties. These include anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, and hemostyptic effects, which can improve clinical outcomes. Conclusion: The clinical benefits of PVP-I warrant its ongoing consideration as a reliable antiseptic for broad oral care needs.


How to cite this article:
Amtha R, Kanagalingam J. Povidone-iodine in dental and oral health: A narrative review.J Int Oral Health 2020;12:407-412


How to cite this URL:
Amtha R, Kanagalingam J. Povidone-iodine in dental and oral health: A narrative review. J Int Oral Health [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];12:407-412
Available from: https://www.jioh.org/article.asp?issn=0976-7428;year=2020;volume=12;issue=5;spage=407;epage=412;aulast=Amtha;type=0