The offending tooth has been removed! My three week long dental emergency is finally over. The dentist I saw today is a much better dentist than the one who did the other extraction. Twenty minutes, in and out. Including taking my blood pressure. Pleasant experience. No joke. I mean, I still had a teensy little panic attack about it all, but not a terrible one.
Anyway, phew. I now declare it the weekend! Let the recliner slouching begin!