Well, the first of two root canals is finished; the second begins in two weeks. Among other things, I'm going to run out of insurance coverage in there somewhere, so instead of co-pays I'm soon going to have all-pays. Another reason not to wait eight years between visits. :P The good news is, this dentist is a firm believer in "enough anesthetic to choke a horse," so there was practically no pain. On the other hand, the right side of my face is now paralyzed and people look at me funny when I try to talk to them. But them's the breaks!
My only real complaint, is that now I have to go back to work. Can I go back to the dentist now?