Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a gruesome, unbelievably painful experience, and one that I'm glad I won't have to go through again.
That is not necessarily true. It is gruesome, yes, but if it is "unbelievably painful" then I'd guess that your oral surgeon didn't do everything quite right. When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I didn't feel much pain at all. I was somewhat disturbed by the idea of having the teeth removed, but it was not very painful.