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Where to Inject

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HealthWiki > Where There Is No Dentist > Chapter 9: Injecting Inside the Mouth > Where to Inject


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You can deaden a nerve with an injection of local anesthetic:

  1. near the small nerve branch going inside the root of a tooth.
  2. near the main nerve trunk before it divides into small branches.


Smaller nerves ‘branch’ off from the main nerve — much like branches of a tree leave its main trunk.

One small nerve then goes to each root of every tooth.



This page was updated:19 Feb 2018