I have been reading up on this for a little while now. Novacaine is not appealing to me at all, the needle, the feeling afterwards, the possible side effects. So I had read that getting fillings done without novacaine isn't that bad at all, that it's more of a mind over matter thing, and that a few seconds of discomfort would be bearable compared to hours waiting for the novaine to wear off.
But the things I have read are really split, what do you guys think? Has anyone had fillings without novacaine? How long does the actual drilling part last anyway, as I'm assuming that would be the most painful part.