So, apparently not only the topical anesthetic used by some dentists, but also the temporary filling materiel contains clove oil........guess who HATES the flavor of cloves???? It's ruining the flavor of EVERYTHING and I don't go back for the next step until after the 1st. In other news, found out why the initial quote on cost ($400 out of pocket + what insurance paid) was so low --- that was just phase 1. Apparently the restoration phase is still to come - and, come to find out, this visit maxed out my insurance for the year. So, to do it all would be $1000 more -- *but* we can do the "build up" now (for just $200) and then go back for the crown after the first of the year when insurance will pay again.........never simple..............needless to say, I opted for $200 instead of $1000.