So on Friday I got the first phase of the crown done — and the bonus cavity fixed as well.

Even though I know it’s not the final cap on my molar in the back, I have to say that my mouth feels so much better.

Any time you have a step change like that, going from one “normal” to another one you can notice the differences. Before I was always getting stuff caught back there. Maybe in the cavity; maybe in the bit of broken tooth. Whatever was the root cause, it feels better.

As much as I was dreading the process, the end result — or at least the middle result for the next couple of weeks — is worth it.

And fie on my previous dentist!