I went for my root canal today and as far as pain during the procedure goes, it was a breeze compare to those two fillings. Afterwards was a different story but still tolerable (plus they gave me all these groovy drugs, maaaan). The unbearable part is that I have to go back for more next week then still have another 2, count them TWO, more appointments after that for the crown fitting and putting-on. I'm even more convinced that dentists are an invention of the devil! Just when you think you're done, they pull you back in!! Evil, evil people. Swollen...sore...and $300 broker...I'm plotting my revenge, or I will be once I deflate and the vicodin wears off.