As part of my "catch up on ten years of nothing" dental strategy today I had five fillings and a wisdom removed. My dentist is awesome but I really wanted him to pull out the tooth and drop it in a tin pan for that satisfying clank of bone on metal. Instead, he gently pulled it out and set it on a hygenic plastic tray. I did, however, hear tissue ripping, so that was something. One down, a lot to go.