So! I went to the dentist this morning. The cleaning went fine, but then she started looking at my x-rays and decided that there was a filling that really should be drilled out and re-done, at a cost of two-hundred-and-forty-five dollars. On top of the $145 I spent for the cleaning, and the additional $200 I ponied up to have a new nightguard made.
Let me get back to you on that filling thing, doc.