I have had two wisdom teeth pulled here in the last couple of months, the latest being a couple of weeks ago. I did not feel it coming out at all. Plenty of novacaine is key I think. I didn't really have that much pain afterwards, but I did end up getting "dry socket" which is what happens if the blood clot that forms in the socket falls out. I don't know why this happened to me because I followed all of the instructions which I knew already. The Dr. that did mine said that because of how long that tooth had already been erupted, that I could get dry socket. I dealt with that for about 2 weeks I think. Now everything is healing fine and there is no pain. I might suggest taking along a walkman to listen to. This not only takes your mind off what is going on, it masks the noises. I always take mine with me to the dentist. But if I can go through mine without being put to sleep, which is expensive by the way, anyone can have their's pulled under a local. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.