8 doctors weighed in:
Why do wisdom tooth need to come out?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Variety of reasons
Most often it it because they can't erupt properly, many times they erupt partially causing food to get stuck under your gums, where they have not erupted causing an infection.
Also this can make it hard to clean and many times they get cavities in them that are unrestorable or can cause damage to the teeth next to them. There is also a higher incidence of cysts around unerupted wisdom teeth.

In brief: Variety of reasons
Most often it it because they can't erupt properly, many times they erupt partially causing food to get stuck under your gums, where they have not erupted causing an infection.
Also this can make it hard to clean and many times they get cavities in them that are unrestorable or can cause damage to the teeth next to them. There is also a higher incidence of cysts around unerupted wisdom teeth.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not all
Not all wisdom teeth need to come out.
If there is enough room in the jaws for these teeth to erupt normally than they do not need to come out. If there is not enough room for them to erupt , they can cause pressure on the remaining teeth causing them to crowd, they can also cause damage to the teeth in front due to presuure, also iiatncompletely erupted teeth can cause them to get infected.

In brief: Not all
Not all wisdom teeth need to come out.
If there is enough room in the jaws for these teeth to erupt normally than they do not need to come out. If there is not enough room for them to erupt , they can cause pressure on the remaining teeth causing them to crowd, they can also cause damage to the teeth in front due to presuure, also iiatncompletely erupted teeth can cause them to get infected.
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
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Dr. Thomas Rohrer
Dentistry
In brief: Can affect your bite
Wisdom teeth can affect your bite by creating distortions, and/or can shift your existing teeth, thus creating malocclusion and teeth movement.
If someone is going through orthodontic, it is highly advisable to get them out first. Also, wisdom teeth are not necessary for good mouth occlusion so sometimes they do more harm than good.

In brief: Can affect your bite
Wisdom teeth can affect your bite by creating distortions, and/or can shift your existing teeth, thus creating malocclusion and teeth movement.
If someone is going through orthodontic, it is highly advisable to get them out first. Also, wisdom teeth are not necessary for good mouth occlusion so sometimes they do more harm than good.
Dr. Thomas Rohrer
Dr. Thomas Rohrer
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Dr. Eric Fugate
Dentistry
In brief: Prevents surgery
Elderly, medically compromised patients who begin to have issues with wisdom teeth can face a life-threatening surgery if they haven't had them removed.
Removing them at a younger age will allow for faster healing and prevent complications. Wisdom teeth are rarely useful in chewing food and are extremely difficult to clean.

In brief: Prevents surgery
Elderly, medically compromised patients who begin to have issues with wisdom teeth can face a life-threatening surgery if they haven't had them removed.
Removing them at a younger age will allow for faster healing and prevent complications. Wisdom teeth are rarely useful in chewing food and are extremely difficult to clean.
Dr. Eric Fugate
Dr. Eric Fugate
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Dr. Frank Berman
Dentistry
In brief: They may not have to
Wisdom teeth may not have to come out if they are not disturbing the other natural teeth and are not causing pain.
Some people have enough room for them to erupt, and others can keep them if there are no other problems. Ask your dentist to be sure!

In brief: They may not have to
Wisdom teeth may not have to come out if they are not disturbing the other natural teeth and are not causing pain.
Some people have enough room for them to erupt, and others can keep them if there are no other problems. Ask your dentist to be sure!
Dr. Frank Berman
Dr. Frank Berman
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