How does dental anesthetic work to make us not feel pain?

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Why does dental pain hurt so much worse than any other kind of pain?

And how does local anesthetic make it so that we don’t feel pain on our teeth?

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1 – teeth are in your head right next to your brain, so it’s harder to ignore 

2 – there are two types of dental anesthesia: nerve block and infiltration. Nerve block is injected right next to the nerve supplying sensation so knocks it out, and infiltration goes into the soft tissues and works on a shallower level.