Well, I now know the pain of getting a cavity filled and luckily I put it off for 23 years. I guess at this age I really dont have many firsts left but this was not one I wanted to mark off of the list. I really hope I dont ever have to go through that again and as if the waiting in the lobby was enought to build my anxiety I had to have an INJECTION!! I told the dentist that I was not mentally prepared for an injection and of course he responds with trust me you want this! So as always I say ok and went back to work feeling like my whole face was numb and like I had chipmunk cheeks. Needless to say, this whole first experience ruined my Friday night and I slept off the novacaine shot.