To recover from the whole process, it would take almost three months. Once your gums heal, you would be able to go back to your normal functions. Do not put any strain on your teeth for the next three days post the surgery. You should take proper medications as prescribed by your dentists. In case of swelling, you can use an ice pack in the concerned area. Do not eat hot food, 24 hours after the surgery. You would also need to be careful while brushing. Have food that is soft and refrain from having alcohol or smoking.