1 in 7
There's about a 1 in 7 risk that 3rd molars can cause damage to surrounding teeth, bone, and/or gums.
the damage can be slight to severe. If you had a 1 in 7 chance of being hurt if you got into a car, you would walk everywhere. If there's a 1 in 7 chance that wisdom teeth
can cause you bodily harm, it would be prudent to have them removed. The extractions are easier than damage repair.