I have a unique situation with mine.
Had all four done at once while I was unconscious (absolutely recommend it) and as Bucky said, it's amazing that once they get the IV in, you can't count to four before you're out. I too woke up confused. I thought they hadn't started and I was trying to ask them when they were going to be done but had a mouth full of gauze.
That day was pretty friggin miserable. Not much pain but looked like a chipmunk and was drooling blood all afternoon.
Next few days were alright. I took 800mg ibuprofen and percs and it was fine. But I had such crazy dry mouth that sleeping was nearly impossible. Could barely swallow. So drink LOTS of water and flush those beasts with warm salt water often.
It's pretty damn uncomfortable but there's not much pain. I just had to eat instant mashed potatoes for a damn week.
The next week I had a pretty bad anxiety attack once I stopped taking the percs and it took me years to get over the anxiety. I was terrified of the dentist before I went in and was tore up for about a week before the surgery. Couldn't eat or anything. All the panic came from using a straw and worrying about a dry socket.
If not for the anxiety, it would have been ok.