I had to have a wisdom tooth extracted on May 6th because it was cracked and could not be saved. I was quite apprehensive as I have not had a tooth extracted in at least 45+ years. I need not have worried so much - it was one of the easiest procedures I have ever had done at a dentist's office! The tooth was out of my mouth and I didn't even realize it, that's how well it went. I have had no pain to speak of, I have not needed any painkillers whatsoever, and the extraction site only bled for less than a 1/2 hour. Dr. Katz and his assistant are very easy to work with, they helped me relax, and, as I said, it was over before I knew it. I hope I never need to have another tooth extracted, but if I do, I would not be so worried this time.