I brought my daughter in last week for three small fillings. She was given 3 shots of novocaine and then the dentist started drilling right away. Naturally she was very uncomfortable so they immediately gave her three more shots! I wish they had waited a bit for the anesthesia to take effect. She had a rough night, and her lip was hanging way down on the side, which made me nervous. All turned out ok, and I understand the need to move things along quickly, I just wish there had been a bit of patience.