About bruising! I started getting a big bruise around my jaw, and I could see the icky yellow color was spreading to my face. So I rubbed vanilla essence on it (olive oil is supposed to work too) and put hot compresses (this was over 72 hours later so I wasn't swollen anymore). 2 days later no more bruise! It was starting to turn green and blue but it started to fad instead of get darker!! :)
SO if anyone gets their wisdom teeth pulled out or gets a bruise. For the first 48 hours cold compresses will diminish the bruise you'll get, and hot compresses after that will help drain away the blood and stop you from turning all the colors of the rainbow. :P
A ride a day keeps the worries away!