I had a tooth extraction and I started pulling again two days afterwards. Just don't do a lot of "pulling" just swirl it around in your mouth. I think it helped me heal. It took a while for the hole to close but I believe it healed from the inside out.
Also, my dentist used an herbal solution rinsed through it to help the healing.
Definitely don't take the vit c. The pain meds won't work and you'll waist your time or feel the whole procedure. Don't take aspirin either.