Dr. Cardoza was awesome. I felt no pain and am amazed how he was able to even see or work on that back tooth in such a small area (my tiny mouth). Amazing. Also, I didn't have an ounce of pain after the numbness went away, even with my gums. Too great! Doctor Cardoza made this very interesting and fun because he kept me advised as he worked and walked me through the process so I could see all that was involved in creating my new crown!