Great question. Typically the peak of bruising, swelling and discomfort is 3-5 days and in most people, they feel quite good after the first week although this can vary. Each wisdom tooth case is unique depending on whether the teeth are already fully erupted vs fully or partially impacted, with impactions taking longer to heal. Your medical history also makes a difference as healthy and younger individuals generally heal quicker vs people with medical conditions such as diabetes will experience delayed healing. Generally teeth with less fully developed roots will also heal more quickly. In other words, there is a lot of variables and your dentist can best advise you based on your age, medical condition and extent of your impactions. In general, I tell my patients to expect the worst of it over the first 3-5 days and generally improving over the first week and to consider having that period off work.