You are a wonderful dentist, sunny personality, and you call me "cutie." I like that about you. But. When I tell you that I have a high threshold for pain - which I do - that really doesn't mean you should ignore cues my body is sending you. Example: a clear sign that the NOVOCAINE has worn off is me holding my breath and tearing up. And also grabbing my own forearms in tight fists.
That was the longest frakin' root canal and crown replacement of my life. I felt every bit of it twenty minutes in. And that was a two hour appointment.
No one passes out ribbons for tolerating pain. Ask for more goddamned pain relief next time. Yes, you've had natural childbirth, passed a kidney stone... Drugs are you friend. Have you forgotten?
Quit being a dumbass,