I have an upper molar (not wisdom tooth) that had a root canal about a month ago it broke off at the gum and can't be saved. The oral surgeon is doing it since my general dentist doesn't do extractions. My question for you professionals is is this a difficult and lengthy procedure? How do they get it out if it keeps breaking ? My consultation is wed. My plan is to take a Xanax before and use nitrous if needed( in addition to the local) I'm just starting to freak out. When I tell people I'm having a tooth pulled they are like it is horrible and you should go to sleep. I'm terrified to go to sleep. I want to be able to be relaxed but able to communicate.