Wisdom teeth often need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars on each side of the top and bottom of your mouth. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. An Adult mouth can have up to 32 teeth, consisting of 16 on the top and 16 on the bottom. However, the average mouth can usually only comfortably hold 28 teeth. Some people never develop wisdom teeth at all. If your wisdom teeth have erupted, are well aligned and do not compromise the gum tissue, there is no need for removal. However, most of the time this is not the case and removal of some or all of the third molars is highly recommended to avoid future problems.