This picture looks like what I think happens to people who get kidnapped by an alien spaceship. In actuality, Katie had on sunglasses to protect her eyes from the spotlight they were shining on her and she had on earphones so she could hear the television program which was playing on the TV directly over her head. The two skewers coming out of her mouth were actually giant Q-tips which had numbing gel on them to numb her gums so she couldn't feel the Novocain shots. (It didn't work.)
When they started giving her the Novocain, she started crying. So I cried too. I am such a weenie when it comes to my kids hurting. They tried three different times to get enough Novacain in her, giving her five-minute breaks between shots and she felt it every time.
Then they had to cut away enough of her gum to expose those two front teeth. She said her lip felt like a big marshmallow and she was dizzy. She had woken up with a horrible cough this morning and this whole procedure did not make her day any brighter.