After a series of grueling dental procedures leave his mouth in pain and his wallet much lighter, Harris Nolan becomes convinced of a ridiculous conspiracy theory that the government is withholding the permanent cure for tooth decay. He descends into obsession, constantly wondering: how can they reconstruct an athlete’s leg after an major injury? How can they cure a baby’s blindness? How can Jared Leto not age? And yet we don’t have a cure for tooth decay?