Ok, this is gonna sound like a stupid question but I have to ask it anyway. I had my bottom right wisdom tooth pulled five days ago. At that time, the dentist stitched up the incision hole. I've been chewing on the other side, brushing and flossing after every meal and morning & night, and swishing with warm salt water about 4 times a day. It still hurts but think it's getting better everyday. Been icing it a lot too. But my question is, I looked at the incision hole and it;s just that...a hole. I see the stitching but its kinda loose looking and doesn't seem to be stitching anything up. There's just a big hole, and in it I can see white stuff. Is this normal? I would assume stitches would mean there wouldn't be a hole? Also, I think it is stitched into the side of my cheek as well because when I try to (gently) pull on it, nothing comes out so I am guessing he stitched it into the inside of my cheek next to the incision hole too? I was also the one who asked about the tooth shard which thankfully I ended up pulling out.. didn't have to tug hard, it kind of loosened after a couple days.. now my tongue feels SO much better. But this incision hole..maybe I'm just being paranoid but I just assumed stitching meant I wasn't supposed to see a hole! And what's the white stuff in it? It can't be food cuz I don't chew on that side, AND I swish pretty hard after everytime I eat, making sure to get the incision area real good. So highly doubtful it is food. I am also on antibiotics - amoxicillin - which I was prescribed and started taking the day of my extraction - one capsule every 6 hours for 7 days. So I don't think it's infected? I hope?? Thank you for your quick and well thought out response to my last question. I promise this is the last one! I really appreciate it. thank you so much.