One of my "etc." to deal with today was a lengthy trip to the dentist. One ordinary(ish) filling. One "dig out the old filling and then shave the fragile remains of the tooth down to prep it for a crown and then fit and place a temporary crown on it" procedure. Total time in chair: three hours.
I learned a valuable and important life lesson today:
If a dentist offers you nitrous oxide, take it.
How is it that I have had four crowns, three of which involved root canals, and never knew this before?