So today I had to have a tooth pulled. The original plan was a root canal, but the entodontist said the tooth wasn't salvageable. (It was a very bizarre thing, really. The decay appeared very quickly and, I'm told, in an unusual part of the tooth.)
I had some other work done first and then they got ready to pull the tooth. That's when I learned that dentists have pliers. They don't call them that of course; they call them forceps. They are, however, pliers. Very nice pliers, but still pliers.
And then, the pain. Of course they had me on a local anesthesia so I didn't hurt then. By the time I got home, however, the pain was intense and I appeared to be going into shock. I was so cold that my wife had to cover me with 4-5 blankets and quilts.
Overall, not a great experience.