The recovery period does not last more than a few days. Resting is recommended by dentists during this time, which aids in recovery and healing. Be prepared to experience some intermittent bleeding from the extraction site. Usually dentists provide gauze pads to manage the discharge accordingly and it is also advised that you keep your head elevated from the rest of your body with pillows, as opposed to lying flat on the bed.
To mitigate swelling, try the old school ice bag approach, hold an ice bag outside of your cheek on and off for 5 minutes, this will not only reduce blood discharge but also reduce the swelling which accompanies every wisdom tooth extraction.
Dentists advise patients to eat soft food during the first few days post surgery, additionally, be careful during the brushing and oral hygiene process. Until you are completely healed, your gums will be sensitive and forceful brushing may lead to reopening the wound.