Question about potential pocket

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Hi all,

Does this look like a periodontal pocket caused by disease or is it just part of my unattached cheek flesh?

I have no pain/ bleeding/ swelling, I just noticed it while prodding with my tongue and started to worry

I have a check up in a few weeks, and there is still a wisdom tooth to come through back there.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

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More of a pseudo-pocket due to the lack of attached gingiva (AG) and the unerupted wisdom tooth. It doesn't require periodontal treatment, but they can be a pain to clean because of the lack of AG. It will probably help to extract the wisdom tooth.
 

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More of a pseudo-pocket due to the lack of attached gingiva (AG) and the unerupted wisdom tooth. It doesn't require periodontal treatment, but they can be a pain to clean because of the lack of AG. It will probably help to extract the wisdom tooth.
That sounds very likely, as I can feel the wisdom tooth crown quite clearly below the surface. Will just take extra care to keep the area clean until I can have it looked at, thank you!
 

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