I going to share my story , I had my 4 wisdom teeth 3 erupted and one partial erupted. Before I did the surgery I was freaked out from hearing horrible stories.
Day 1: After I woke up from the surgery I didn't feel anything until I got home I started with shakes from McDonalds then went to sleep.
Day 2: The sleeping was bad but no pain at all,however, the bleeding was bad ! I survived on yogurt and just had antibiotics.
Day 3: Got more sleep, still no pain , and less bleeding. Ate smoothies and yogurt.
Day 4: Normal sleep, no pain, more less bleeding. Ate some soup , yogurt(sick of it !), noddles.
Day 5: Normal sleep,no pain, almost stop bleeding. Ate Mc and cheese , noddles, pinkberry :)
Overall it wasn't a horrible experience at all at least for my case! I didn't eat any prescribed painkillers.
Tea bags helped a lot for the bleeding , salt and water rinse(after day 1).
Conclusion, it all depend on your case.