The oral surgeon that did mine was fantastic. It was done under local, it was suggested that I take my MP3 player and I did, and glad of it. In addition to the 22 pulled, he had to plane the bone on the inside a to a lesser degree the outside of my lower right jaw, that's taking some time healing, but it's nearly there now. To do all that, stitch me up and slip in my dentures took about 2 hours.
Cheap dentures are not the way to go, my wife got cheapies and won't wear them. Mine were $1100 and they got the uppers spot on. You could tell the difference just looking at them. 30 minutes after I put them in in the morning and they don't bother me. I'm pretty sure the lowers need adjusting, but I won't know for sure until I finish healing.
As far as the procedure of tooth removal/bone planing, yeah it was kinda rough on me, but not nearly as bad as I feared. What sucked was waiting for the pain meds prescription to be filled. I was ready to scream by the time I got it.
First 36 hours was pain pill and sleep. I'm a good sleeper.
After that I started coming down to the 'puter for a little bit and reassuring Clifford the Big Red Fish that I'd still be around to feed him. He ate for my wife(first time ever, I think he knew something was up), but was definitely glad to see me.
I'm still learning to eat with them, but it's to be expected, it took almost a week to talk like my old self.
Don't skimp on the dentures themselves, we did with my wife's and she won't wear them. Ask around, the place I got mine done did my mother's in 1963, which she didn't need replaced until 2001 almost 40 years later. If I get half that, I'll be pretty happy. I haven't heard of one person happy with their dentures from the place my wife got hers done.