Erin was a total champ. I was a total wreck. I couldn't take pictures of the procedure, due to privacy concerns, but let me tell you friends she was amazing. She had a large orange-colored nose piece through which she received happy vapors. She was shown all the instruments, was told a description of each and given a brief demonstration. The assistant held her hand throughout the entire procedure. She came out of it looking forward to the next filling.
The tooth had been bothering her for awhile, so I am very glad it was fixed. And I asked, only half joking, if they would accept adult patients. No dice, it's pediatric only. Bummer. All dentists should be this patient-centric**.
*Yes, we brush. No, apparently not as well as we should. And we have been kind of slack in the floss department. These are all things that have changed.
** I'm sure most of them are, I've just had some bad luck.