Wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent teeth to grow in as you enter adulthood. Wisdom teeth are actually third molars that may grow in normally but oftentimes grow in at an angle without the proper amount of room to rupture the gums as they should. This can cause pain, decay in the partially grown-in portion, damage to surrounding bones, and more. This is why it is crucial to get these teeth removed so that they don’t cause damage to your previously formed, healthy smile. Even if they do grow normally, they can be very difficult to clean due to their positioning. This makes them a breeding ground for bacteria and painful tooth decay.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common surgical procedure that benefits you greatly in the long-run. While it may seem counter-intuitive to remove teeth that grow naturally, they simply don’t have enough room to flourish.