The best pain medication to take after wisdom teeth removal will be acetaminophen or ibuprofen. These two can only be taken for minor pains. If the pain is too much, it is important to consult your dentist before buying any other medication.
You might be prescribed Vicodin (spelling?), which is a pretty strong pain medication. It doesn't always hurt much after wisdom teeth are removed. I had a lot of swelling (looked like chipmunk) but very little pain.