Re: Impacted wisdom tooth with cyst
Having a tooth pulled, even one like yours, is about the easiest procedure you can go through in the dental office. Mainly because it doesn't take long, and once it's out, the suffering is over for good. Many people get wisdom teeth taken out, and this is because of the way human beings have evolved, sometimes there's not enough room for those back teeth.
The suggestion about antibiotic is a good one, particularly if there is an infection going on, and the dentist will know what to do if you will ask him. Some dentists are as well-trained as doctors, and despite horror stories, they know what they are doing. The big deal is, they've got their hands and instruments stuck in your mouth for an hour or so, which is uncomfortable. In addition, the teeth each have nerves in them, so when anything is done in there, a person might feel some pain. But that's why they give a shot of novacaine, to numb up the area to be worked on.
Finally, while some folks fear going to the dentist, and sometimes people complain about results, you have to remember that helping someone with their teeth is not a fool-proof deal. But because technology has improved over the last 100 years, dentists can actually save teeth now, that heretofore were summarily yanked out with no anesthesia by the local barber or coffin-maker. So, if despite their best efforts, the tooth gives up the ghost, or if a set of false teeth goof up, or if discomfort returns following a procedure, at least they tried. Anyhow, that's how I see it.
In your case, with the cyst, they may need to put a couple dissolvable stitches in there, to keep the incision closed. It's sort of like if you had a growth on your finger. If they have to take it off, they'll stitch it back up, to heal the opening. Personally, I'm far more scared of driving down the highway than letting someone save my teeth, particularly if they are hurting!