A few weeks ago I lost a filling. I have been putting some filling material in the hold that have at the store, until I could see the dentist. I have not seen a dentist for 25 years!!! The dentist expected the worst when he examined me. I thought I heard him say "this is really bad" but what he really said was "this is not bad at all" He was surprised. I only had one cavity where I lost the filling. He worked on that tooth for 2 1/2 hrs. At first his crown fell off and he thought I would need a root canal. I said NO to that - just pull the tooth. He rebuilt the tooth a second time and it worked. He certainly earned his money with me. He is a excellent dentist and I has absolutely no pain. He was very careful all along to make sure I had no pain. I was so nervous and in a flare before going but I knew I had to go. When it was all over I was like a puppy dog wanting to leave the vet's office. I could not wait to scram.