So the novocaine is starting to wear off. Not quite enough to get the movement back into my lips and all (makes drinking somewhat more exciting than usual), but the pain is starting to cut through. Ibuprofen is my friend. In case you're curious, details of a root canal . Honestly it wasn't as painful as I was expecting, and certainly far less painful than the pain that kept me awake all freaking night. So no, I haven't slept. But boy, am I loopy.