So, I'm a little shell-shocked. Snippets:
- thank goodness I talked with my mom yesterday. she was the first person to say 'oh, it's not so bad' - unprompted
- they put a big plastic bib on you before the normal dentist bib. I was worried because I thought it would be for blood spatter. But it's just for bleach (they use full strength to clean out the area)
- I noted to the dentist that I ought to ask for a bribe to not scream as she's working (I heard drills in the other room)
I cried towards the end (last 5 minutes), in part because keeping my mouth open for 1 hour was not fun, and the anti-pain stuff was wearing off, and I spent half the time thinking about the problems in my life and being angry at my ex and worrying about the money I was spending and all the work I had to do and so on... Sigh.
So here I sit with a puffy mouth, not able to drink hot stuff or eat, and try to concentrate.