I had mine removed when I was 17. I was so scared to get them removed but they were bothering me. They were coming in at an angle towards the rest of my teeth as well and if I didn't get them removed my teeth would get crooked!
Since they were at an angle it was hard to just take them out so I had to be put to sleep (hahah I just made myself sound like a dog) and operated on. They had to shatter all four of my wisdom teeth and then remove them. I had cool dissolving stitches. But I remember my doctor telling me that he'll do his best and my cheeks won't swell. And they didn't!
I hated the feeling after I woke up though, I felt so drunk and I was so thirsty. The nurse kept asking me what I wanted and I couldn't talk! I signed I wanted to write and I just wrote H2O because I didn't have the energy to write out water. I really hated having the gauze in my mouth that grossed me out!
I remember my dad had to practically carry me out to the car after that, I wonder why I wasn't provided a wheelchair.
Anyways, I was just scared that I might do something wrong when it came to eating or drinking anything, because I didn't want a dry socket!
So don't drink from a straw or sodas! Don't consume anything that will put your clots in danger of being removed from the holes. that would be bad!
Oh yeah, the pain killers were very nice. But once I didn't need them anymore, my mom flushed the rest down the toilet!