At 1:00p.m. I'm going to the dentist to get at least one of my wisdom teeth removed. My mouth just doesn't have room for them. I don't know if she'll want to do just one tooth today or whether she plans on taking care of them all on this visit. I decided that I didn't want to be sedated for the procedure. I know some people really prefer to be asleep but I'd rather be awake so that I can hear what's going on. Maybe it's just curiosity or maybe it's so that I can hear it just in case someone says "Oops! That wasn't supposed to happen".
Anyway, I don't know if I'm going to be in a lot of pain afterwards. I figure it won't be anything worse than other procedures I've experienced. However, I have read that the closer the injured area is to the brain, the more painful it tends to be because fewer of the body's pain signals get lost before reaching their destination. I guess we'll see.