my brother and I had our wisdom teeth pulled out a month or two ago... NOT FUN!
The older you are the slower you will recover is the lesson I learned. I'm 2 years old than my bro, it took him only 4 days to recover, but took me 2 weeks, though my procedure was a bit more difficult because they were impacted pretty good.
It's really funny when you first wake up, you say the strangest things...
I have videos of my brother...
First 15 hours of my time after the surgery was spent sleeping on frozen peas, flipping over every 30 minutes. It REALLY hurt to eat, mainly because of the stitched up wounds, like rubbing lemon juice into a cut. I survived on slimfast for the first 2 days.
So, what I would recommend is this:
-Have someone you trust take care of you, they'll need to support you and drive you home and put you into bed.
-You'll probably have to take pain killers
-The person looking over you will have to have a kitchen timer or something, sleep on an ice pack, and switch sides every 30 minutes, this reduces swelling later on, do this for as long as you can up to 24 hours.
-Your going to have to have gauze in the backs of your jaws until you stop bleeding... ALOT! Make sure you sleep on a towel or paper towels that get changed every so often.
-have lots of soft, non-acidic, non-gritty foods on hand. Jello and Slimfast really were a godsend.
-After the first week, you'll need to get your hands on one of those rubber water squirter things that they use for babies (for their nose???
), my oral surgeon gave me a strange syringe. You use it to irrigate the "pits" that are left. It's kinda entertaining to see how much crude comes spewing out that you never noticed (hmm, so that's what I ate 20 hours ago)
Conclusion? IT SUCKED! I rather get my appendix removed again, not being able to eat was the worst torture ever