Wisdom teeth often must be removed. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt and often cause complications. This video describes the complications that can occur from these teeth and why they have to be removed.
A third molar or wisdom tooth usually comes in either in the very late teens or the very early twenties after all the other teeth are firmly in place. There are quite a few complications that can arise when these teeth show up.
No one really knows why we have these extra molars that our bodies do not think we need until later in life. Most dentists agree that the third molars or wisdom teeth are an evolutionary throwback but unnecessary. In other words, removing them will not affect the health of your other teeth or mouth.
Sometimes these teeth come in without any complications, however, more often than not there are complications that will require that the teeth be extracted. This video goes into detail about some of the complications and why extracting the tooth or teeth is usually the best solution.
Watch this video to learn more about the problems that can occur with these late-blooming teeth and why so many people have to have them extracted.