I must finally be wise, because I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. I am glad to report that the whole proceedure is done, and has not been too bad at all! The surgeon examined me, and said he would only take the top teeth, as they were errupted, but the bottom ones were too close to the nerve, and must cause permanent loss of sensation in my lip and jaw. I wasn't having any trouble with them, so he said let them be. I got my IV of sedative, and honestly never knew I fell asleep. I was awake, felt a little groggy, and then noticed my mouth was very dry. I asked when I would fall asleep, and they told me they were done. Very weird feeling to have lost 30 minutes like that. I got the percocet, and love it. Talk about getting legally stoned! WOOHOO! Actually, there has been very little pain (even without the drugs). Just a little swelling, a little tightness in the jaw, and that's it. The thing that is driving me nuts right now is the one stich in one gum. It's loose and dangling, and my tongue won't stay off of it. Just wanted to let anyone facing this know that it's not as bad as I was told by my "friends". I'm sure if I had the bottom ones out, it would have been worse, but modern medicine is a wonderful thing!