I was ready to have them just extract the dang thing, but this new dentist I have was remarkably efficient about it all. No pain for the root canal part, no problems with the temporary crown, and getting the permanent one today was a simple procedure. Cheap, too: as in, one-third the cost from fifteen years ago (which is when my wife had one done). It’s even within walking distance – and no, I don’t know why I didn’t start going there years ago, either.
Barring unforeseen circumstances… this could have gone so much, much worse.