Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people have 28 teeth before their wisdom teeth erupt, and the majority cannot simply fit all 32 teeth in their mouths. Due to limited space, some wisdom teeth may be unable to fully emerge, and this can result in misaligned teeth, tooth decay, gum infections, and extended pain. Depending on the positioning and orientation of erupted or impacted wisdom teeth, adjacent teeth may also be at risk for these issues.