I'm 23, and just had mine removed last Friday. I was terrified, as well. They gave me laughing gas to relax me. Once the laughing gas kicked in a little, they started the IV with Versed and I was out within minutes. They gave me Lortab and Oxycodone to bring home. I had a bad experience, but I think it was due to a dry socket that developed. Ask the oral surgeon how they are going to put you under. They will probably give you laughing gas or medication, like Valium, to calm you if they know you're un easy. Good Luck. Keep us posted.