I had all four out at once...variously impacted and so on. I wasn't given a choice about going under, which is fine...I didn't want to see them working in my mouth, anyway.
Um. Make sure whoever you bring with you to the surgery is going to pay attention to the directions you get from the surgeon. My grandpa drove me, and he thought I would remember, even though I'd just come out of anesthesia.
Also, the pharmacist contradicted what the surgeon prescribed and told my grandfather I "shouldn't take that many vicodin." Ow. What a mistake.
If you are in pain, take your painkiller. Eat lots of pudding and scrambled eggs. I watched Ren & Stimpy, too, but that's just me.
Don't try to go back to work until you are sure you are ready...I had mine out on Friday and tried to go back on Monday, but had to leave halfway through my shift. This is when I worked at B&N, and I was kinda wandering around the store with a dazed look on my face. The jerk-manager said he was surprised I had lasted as long as I did. I messed up punching in and out that day, too.