Although I was worried that digging out the root from my broken front tooth would be painful then and afterward, it has gone great. No pain, no swelling (I did use an ice pack but only briefly). Some bleeding while I napped -- slept not only in the chair but in 2 separate naps at hime for another 3 hours, so that Ii had trouble sleeping at night, I was so wide awake!
We went for a walk in between naps, maybe a mile, during which the loose ends of the stitches kept tempting my tongue to tease them. But these seem to have loosened and fallen out during the night with no ill effect. At least one stitch remains and seems to be holding together anything in need of support.
All in all I have to say I barely felt, or feel, a thing, not even numbness!