Sheech, who knew.
I was tormented by a sore tooth and gave in and visited my dentist. She took one look and immediately called the oral surgeon who was waiting for me when I arrived. He did unpleasant things to me which involved slicing into my gums and scraping bones etc. Then I was sent home with mega antibiotics. It appears I shall live.
Dr Matt Shaffner is superb. He saw me immediately, did not hurt me (really) and gave me his 24 hour cell phone number and insisted I call if needed. Plus he is a nice guy.
My dentist, Dr Dana Coles is equally superb. She understood the urgency and did not hesitate. Plus she is a very nice lady and has the happiest practice I have encountered.