Have lived through my own, my young husbands, three sons and a couple of their girl friends. The sooner the better, but not too soon or they may not get them all.
My husband was 21 when he had his out. The wisdom teeth had forced a molar sideways. It had to be pulled later. The day he had his teeth pulled they gave him a rubber glove that had been frozen to simulate a hand resting on a jaw. Great ice pack idea.
One of my kids was a a car wash fund raiser the next day. One kid slept for a couple of days, and one was in such pain that I called the doctor 4 hours after the surgery. He changed the medicine changed the antibiotic and the boy was off and socializing the next day. The meds put me out for three days. I remember it being hard to study.
Our oral surgeon gives coupons for milk shakes . Milk shakes are lovely.