Wisdom teeth do not necessarily need to be removed. There are two ways in which wisdom teeth can erupt into the mouth.
- Like all of the other teeth in the mouth
If the wisdom teeth are impacted it is usually recommended that they are removed to prevent from causing further problems. For example, cavities on other teeth as well as infection in the mouth. Because wisdom teeth usually impact horizontally under the gums they tend to collide with the roots of other molars, which can be painful.