It had started to break apart last week, though, and apparently there was some infection in the tooth. IOW, they couldn't get me numb. Fortunately, it was already a bit loose so it didn't take long to get out, but it was long enough! I've only got one wisdom tooth left. It will be next. There shouldn't be a problem getting it numb - I'm not having any issues with it. Which is why I still had them (the bottom ones). 2 1/2 hours later, though, I'm still bleeding. I just called them and they said that it's possible to bleed for up to 8 hours. I seem to have minor issues with clotting anyway, so I'm not surprised. I just wish I could take this gauze out of my mouth.