I've never had a tooth pulled. My wisdom teeth have never caused issue, but within the last three months my mouth has been in constant pain. At that point I really honestly didn't care how the suckers came out, I just wanted them out! (and for those who never suffered tooth pain, that's not an exaggeration. You'll do just about anything to remove a tooth causing pain) Anyway, I finally made it into a dentist. Turns out I had an abcess, and was given antibiotics and pain relievers. After the first day of antibiotics, I didn't need the pain relief anymore, and now that I'm not in pain, I'm scares to have my teeth pulled! I'm such a sissy. A broken femur and two natural child births, and I'm crying over having some teeth pulled.
For those that had teeth pulled, how bad was the actual procedure (I won't be knocked out) and how bad was revovery? Any tips for avoiding dry socket (my larger fear)?