Heh, not all. That's probably a normal bad experience with it, I know people who've been able to eat within a couple days, so it kinda varies from person to person. I just had them all taken out when they were really low below the gum, because they were pushing my teeth in.
I had mine taken out when I had turned 15. I was able to eat later in the day and my face didnt swell up that much. My gums were oozing for roughly 3 or 4 days and were still tender the rest of that week.