I has an extraction of my second left molar (#18). It has been about 24 hours. This morning I looked at my socket and I see a pretty big-sized piece of white--long and thin. Bone I suspect. I have been taking 600mg of Advil for pain. It's sore and a bit achy, but I don't feel the excrutiating pain of a dry socket. Bleeding ended a couple hours after extraction. Had some ice cream, mashed potatoes and soup yesterday. Water as well. Have some swelling, but not bad there was no active infection at extraction site.
So this white piece of bone is concerning.. Is that normal or am I looking at the formation of a dry socket? What should I do?