Is it safe?
Seriously though, anaesthetic will make it painless, however it won't be pleasant having the extraction. I'd say grin and bear it, but that might be tricky. Sorry! must be serious...
Ask the dentist for a boost of anaesthetic AFTER the extraction.
I had 4 wisdom teeth out and didn't have any serious pain, just discomfort - nothing really. The surgeon told me that he's given me a post-op. booster (my mum had an oral op. recently and they did the same for her).
Conversely, I had another molar extracted by my dentist, but was pacing up and down for about 2 hours after the anaesthetic wore off. THAT REALLY DID SMART!
Dry socket is when the blood clot comes out leaving the wound exposed. Salt washes and very careful eating should circumvent any problems. Take a careful note of what the detist tells you, but they usually give you a card with info on how to look after yourself post-op anyhow.