So I got a temporary onlay taken out this morning, and a permanent one put in. I really was unprepared for it to be done without being numbed. The drilling had obviously been deep, and I could even just feel air moving over the exposed surface. Once the porcelain overlay was put on, it hurt for a couple of hours, until I took some aspirin.
I suppose, this being a wisdom tooth, it wasn’t worth the time and expense for it, but any more and I’d be begging for some lidocaine.
Just thought I’d share.
Moral of the story: Brush and floss while you’re young, kids, ‘cuz the longer you let something go, the more it hurts.