Actually, not everyone has to get wisdom teeth removed (are you surprised to hear this from a dental office?). Some people are graced with properly aligned wisdom teeth that do not affect other teeth in your mouth. However, this is not the case for most patients. Wisdom teeth that erupt sideways, remain trapped below the gum, or partially emerge from the gum can cause some major problems, including:
Infections! Extra bacteria can build up around partially erupted teeth, contributing to infections.
Poor Alignment! Wisdom teeth that grow in sideways can push other teeth around, messing up alignment.
Tumors and Cysts (In Serious Cases)! Sometimes, tumors and cysts can …