Thank you, Billy Hopeless, for recommending Dr. Donald Shuen (on West Broadway near Cypress, if anyone needs a skilled dentist). There's such a curve with dentists - there's some total hacks out there, indifferent and incompetent - so having a good one means a lot. Billy, you are now no longer "the guy who almost hit me with a thrown skateboard," but "the guy who recommended a killer dentist." Cheers.
(BTW Billy has a new split single coming out with the Hip Priests. Great song. It's held up at a pressing plant in Texas I gather. I have some writing pending on it, so I don't want to say more, but you can hear the song here).