Most wisdom teeth removal is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. You will usually have a prescription for pain medication. You will be able to manage any discomfort better, if you take the first pill before the anaesthetic has worn off. You may need stronger pain medicine to manage your pain, but if you follow each pain pill with a small amount of food, chances for nausea can be reduced.

The effects of pain medications vary widely among individuals. Sometimes you may even need two of the pain pills at one time. The most severe pain occurs only within six hours after the local anaesthetic wears off; after that your need for medicine should lessen.