Had my wisdom teeth out this Monday. I know, I'm pretty old to be finally getting them done! They were fully in and not impacted, so it was a hard decision. They didn't need to come out. My dentist recommended it since they could cause me problems later in life and I was also getting frequent headaches.
Since they were fully in, the oral surgeon decided to remove them as a normal extraction with local anesthesia. If there's one thing I'm terrified of it's needles! One of the reasons I avoided epidurals with my kids was the fear of that huge needle. Getting numbed was such a gross feeling. That huge yellow stick in the picture above is a needle. It literally goes from the side of your mouth to the center. Ugh!
The extractions were quick and not painful. The surgeon decided no stitches since there wasn't much bleeding. I wasn't in much pain afterward. It really was not that bad. I did have swelling, but not too much pain.