I had my wisdom teeth pulled out in late 2013. I ended up with a dry socket and had hot medicine running down my throat during a treatment.
Mine went smoother than your's then. I had an IV put into my arm (That was the worst part really). It wasn't long before I was out of the oral surgeons' office. They used a wheelchair to get me out because of the medication I was on and it made me dizzy. My gums hurt right now but at least it's been taken care of.