You know what - of all eight extractions, I dont think that took more than 10 minutes of the total two hours in the chair. It was done after the gum work which was consisted of Root Planing and scaling of all four quandrants. I think the only thing that was difficult was the initial shots - but then I never liked needles.
In about 30 days my gums should heal (they dont hurt now, but they are going through a healing stage. After they heal, the dentist will sit down with me and discuss my options - which will be permanent bridge, partials, implants. Right now he doesnt want to discuss anything until he sees how it looks, but on the last visit he said things are looking great. The interim partial is really for cosmetic purposes. Looking at myself, I cannot even tell they are not my real teeth.