Went to the dentist on Wednesday.  It hurt.  And it took me a few hours to take in all of the bizarre pain and uncomfortable thrashed mouth stuff.  But once it was over, (the pain, that is), my teeth feel as good as they have in years.  So great!  But now I have the burden(s) of knowledge… both of the near future of dental work to be done and the cost that goes with that.  People always say never to cheat the dentist, because you’re cheating yourself in the long run.  In my case, I’d cheated quite a few things.  Now I’m repaying those cheats… with pain.  And drills.