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11 best ways to treat dental neuritis at home


 Dental nerve inflammation 

The nerve extends from the nervous system to the deep roots of the teeth, this nerve contains tissues and blood vessels, the nerve becomes infected when exposed to a bacterial or viral infection that causes swelling in the gums and severe pain. 

11 best ways to treat dental neuritis at home
11 best ways to treat dental neuritis at home

In most cases, inflammation spreads to other areas of the mouth, such as dentin and enamel, affecting the rest of the teeth and increasing their pain.

Causes of dental nerve inflammation

  1. Lack of dental care, or neglect of cleaning them. 
  2. The occurrence of inflammation of the tooth and neglect of its treatment, until it reaches the nerve. 
  3. Tooth decay, which leads to tooth erosion. 
  4. Having an accident that leads to a tooth fracture.
  5.  Inflammation that affects the gums until it reaches the roots, and from there to the nerve of the teeth.

Symptoms of dental nerve inflammation

Mild neuritis: 

  • Allergy to cold foods and drinks. 
  • Allergy to sweets.

Acute neuritis

  • Having a fever.
  •  Swelling and swelling of the gums.
  •  Bad breath coming out. 
  • Severe and persistent toothache. 
  • The appearance of an abscess at the bottom of the gums, which is yellow pus with a foul odor.
  •  Feeling of bad taste in the mouth.

Dental pain treatment at home

1. water and salt 

Mix a teaspoon of salt with a glass of water, then rinse with a sip of it without swallowing it.

 Repeat this method as needed. Gargling with salt water is one of the best home methods for treating and relieving toothache, as it fights bacteria and eliminates them, and therefore it can be considered a disinfectant and lotion to get rid of oral and dental bacteria.

It also treats the inflammation and swelling of the gums that accompanies dental pain and works to relieve and relieve tooth pain for a period, in addition to the fact that salt and water prevent the development and exacerbation of inflammation.

2. the Garlic

Garlic is one of the most important foods rich in antibiotics that are able to effectively eliminate bacteria and germs, so it is excellent to use it in the treatment of tooth nerve pain. 

It is possible to eat one clove of garlic after cutting it and put a little salt on it, then put it in the place of pain. 

This method is effective and quick to get rid of the pain. Also, eating a clove of garlic on an empty stomach daily may affect the soothing and treatment of neuritis. 

Another method that may be useful is to put a clove of garlic inside the ear that is on the same side as the pain.

3. Cloves 

Clove is one of the herbs that contain compounds and antibacterials. 

The use of cloves contributes to the treatment of neuritis and swollen gums. There are many ways to use cloves in treating toothache. 

There are three ways to use it:

  1. chewing cloves; You can chew or suck on five cloves for several minutes. 
  2. Clove oil; Mix a few drops of clove oil with a little olive oil, then dip a cotton swab in this mixture and place it directly over the sore for a few minutes. 
  3. clove paste; Soak a clove in water until soft, then grind it with water and apply this paste directly to the sore spot.

4. Onions

 Onions contain antioxidants, which have a strong effect in the treatment of dental nerve pain. 

You only need to chew a small onion without swallowing it, to give room for its juice to reach the nerve pain and treat it.

5. Potatoes 

Potato slices can absorb the pain and inflammation of the nerve, when you put these slices directly in the place of pain with constant switching between them.

try to stay lying on your back for at least 15 minutes during the process of switching potato slices.

6. Mint 

is one of the most famous herbs rich in antioxidants that have a role in treating various types of infections, and the menthol substance in mint helps calm and numb the inflamed nerve. 

To relieve toothache, chew several mint leaves for a certain period of time, soak the mint in hot water and gargle with the soaked water.

7. Turmeric 

Turmeric has been used since ancient times to treat some infections, including inflammation of the nerve of the teeth, because it has many anti-inflammatory properties that numb the pain of dental inflammation.

 To get more benefit from this home remedy, apply turmeric powder directly to the site of the pain, or you can swish the boiled turmeric infusion with a small amount of cloves after boiling and cooling.

8. Guava Leaves

 Chew a few fresh guava leaves, or gargle with guava infusions several times a day to relieve nerve pain.

9. Thyme essential oil 

Put several drops of thyme oil in a glass of water and then gargle with it, or dip a cotton swab in this oil and put it directly on the place of pain, to work to soothe it and reduce inflammation.

10. Thyme essential oil 

Put several drops of thyme oil in a glass of water and then gargle with it, or dip a cotton swab in this oil and put it directly on the place of pain, to work to soothe it and reduce inflammation.

11. Ice 

Placing a piece of ice for 5 minutes on the affected side helps relieve the pain associated with neuritis, as the coldness of the ice narrows the blood vessels and thus relieves pain so that you can sleep comfortably.


 if the toothache continues for more than two days, then you should go to the dentist, you may need to take antibiotics if the infection is severe, and then the doctor will do the appropriate procedure, especially if the infection is severe, he will have to pull the nerve and get rid of it.