EG definitely has a lot of nerve...
Jeeze you guys ... and I thought a glass jaw was the one thing I could share with Earnie Shavers. (Who just died recently, by the way. Another one gone )
Maybe I gave a wrong impression, the lady involved is a really good dentist, fixed some problems that the high-priced spread created (I grew up in Marin, we don' got no steenkin' flonkies), what I like best about her was the slow and careful approach, none of this one-day root canal crap, clean it out, let it heal up, come back in two weeks and finish, that kind of thing.
The thing was, she was so damn careful about getting all the bad bone out and I couldn't call it "pain" exactly, what with the three hundred little shots she gave every time I whimpered but damn that part about digging around in the bone ? And scraping ? and then gouging a little and scraping some more ? You know fingers on blackboard ? Multiply by a thousand. And there was no doubt that cow bone slurry was gonna go into that hole and fill it to max density, none whatsoever. The forging hammer saw to that.
From the standpoint of doing a good job, it was great. From the standpoint of having your body treated like a chunk of 7075 on an Ingersoll ? wa. Not much fun. And it's quite likely that most people do not have that reaction, plenty of people have told me they had implants and barely felt it. But my situation is not impossible, so.
I guess I'm just sensitive