Hi! I got 15 teeth taken out when I got my dentures 2 weeks ago or so. They gave me local anesthesia, which may have not been novocaine, but my dad is pretty sure that is what they gave me. Anyhow, the worst part was the shots. Once the medicide started to work, i could only feel them doing things, but i didnt feel pain. Only occasionally, becuase they put less on the bottom, so i felt a little pain once in a while. But it really wasnt so bad, only the shots were kinda weird but i HATE shots so maybe that is why! Just dont have them put you to sleep or anything, that can be dangerous!! I hope everything goes well!