Why do most people get them removed?
not everybody has to get their wisdom teeth out. some peoples grow in just fine. my daughter-in-law has all 4 of hers and they're fine. but sometimes they grow in crooked, or grow into the jawbone like mine did (impacted) and become so painful they have to be extracted. also, alot of peoples mouths are not wide enough for 4 extra teeth. but whatever you do, if you need them extracted make sure you have an oral surgeon do it. a regular DDS did mine and the quack cut all mine out in an hour! (i was young and didnt know better). I screamed and cried for a week and had to eat only ice cream and soup for 3 wks.
Mankind did not always have the level of oral hygiene we enjoy today and it was common to loose a few teeth over the years. While we evolved we generally lost enough teeth to make room for the 3 sets of molars by the time they came in. Now that most people keep all their teeth at least into young adulthood a lot of people find they don't have room for all of them.
I am one of the lucky few who have room for all 4 of my wisdom teeth and they all grew in straight.
Because most people's mouth's can't fit them in their mouth when they come in and then they mess up the rest of your teeth by pushing them out of the way and moving them around. And later problems in life with them. My mom mouth had enough room for the one wisdom tooth on each side and now their causing problems so now she has to get it removed. Just easier and better to get rid of all of them at once, instead of causing later or any problems.
Some people's wisdom teeth do not grow in straight and become impacted under the gums, potentially causing infection and other problems like crooked teeth, if they are not removed. I had all four of mine removed at once. They were lying flat, under my gums. I don't miss them.
My eldest child her 2 wisdom tooth extracted due to discomfort, it will cause so much pain later on and also it will be more costly when their is a complication one
day. That is why the orthodontist, dentist recommended her to have it done immediately.
Since dentists have been removing wisdom teeth, newer generations are beginning to lack wisdom teeth. I'm one of the lucky ones, I have absolutely no wisdom teeth as shown by an x-ray at my dentist's office :)
you dont have to, but in my case, i do. my bottom ones are fine, but my top ones, one grew in too far and is actually past the gum line now, and the other one has a cavity, so i have to remove my top ones.