Since a friend is about to have dental work done, I won't go into details, because I don't want her to feel anxious.
I was very unimpressed with the surgeon we used, and while I'm sure she didn't mean to hurt me, her manner left quite a bit to be desired.
Fortunately she prescribed nice drugs that were strong enough that I'm not in any pain (at the moment) NOW... but I am not gong back to have the 4th tooth removed unless it starts causing problems.
Now I just have my cleaning appointment on Jan 7th, and I should be done with dentist expenses for a while ($300 so far. ouch.)