A wisdom tooth is extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. A few reasons among them are,
- Extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.
- A few problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
- Impacted wisdom teeth can undo the effects of braces, bridges, crowns, partial dentures, or any type of dental work.
- One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the tooth facing forward, backward, or to either side.