Re: Wisdom tooth removal..
Around the 3rd to 4th day, swelling is usually at it's worst. From there, it will begin to lessen each day. Do not use ice after the first 24 hours. Eat something before taking the pain medicine. Rinse with warm salt water 2-3 times a day. Drink plenty of fluids, not carbonated beverages or alcohol. Brush and floss your teeth gently. Eat soft foods like Jell-O, pudding, mashed potatoes, soup,..., then gradually mix in other foods as your mouth begins to heal and the swelling goes down. There's no set time limit on when he can begin eating cheeseburgers and other greasy foods. Just whenever it feels comfortable to chew these foods enough. Usually about 2 weeks, sometimes longer depending on how he heals. Get plenty of rest.