I had my wisdom tooth extracted 27 days ago and I just notice I saw a white stuff on my gum is this a dry socket ? :( please help


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Hi doctor and everyone,
I needed help :( I’m so. Scared now after noticing there is a white stuff beside of my wisdom tooth that been extracted 27 days ago I thought I was healing perfectly because I feel better and better everyday but I still feel a little stiffness on my jaw can’t really open my mouth as wide as I used to be and feel a little bit weird when I eat or chewing something feels like it still swell a little bit and feels it still in healing process sometimes pain but very very little like nothing almost if I move my jaw so much to chew.
I don’t know if it’s food stuck there or something but it scared me :( I rinse my mouth and brush my teeth regularly already but I’m not dare to touch the area I’m afraid to infected :( I’m so tempted to reach it with my finger or something to see if it’s food stuck there :( thank you!
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Not a dry socket. Might be a bit of food. You won't do any harm now by having a poke at it.
 
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Not a dry socket. Might be a bit of food. You won't do any harm now by having a poke at it.
hi MattKW,

Thank you for your reply :)
Do you think it will come off by it self ? Or I really do need to poke it or go to the dentist for them to clean it up? :(
Thank you!
 
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Not a dry socket. Might be a bit of food. You won't do any harm now by having a poke at it.
Hi Doctor,

Thank you for your reply :)
Also actually I got a wisdom tooth surgery not a just a simple extraction because my tooth was impacted :(
 
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Not a dry socket. Might be a bit of food. You won't do any harm now by having a poke at it.
I also worried it’s my jawbone :(
I don’t have any kind symptoms of infection and no pain as I mention on my questions
 
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No need to worry at all. If it was protruding bone it would be hard to the touch and noticeable to your tongue. You don't have to poke it if you would prefer not to. It'll go by itself.
 
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