If your wisdowm teeth don't come through properly while causing problems, you need to consult a dentist to have it checked. Many patients only find out that they needed to have their wisdom teeth removed after a routine check-up.
Food and bacteria can be trapped on a partially grown wisdom teeth. It is usually hard to reach even when you brush because it is situated at the back of your mouth.
Food and bacteria trapped to your teeth can lead to tooth and gum problems as well as it causes the build up of plague. If plague isn't removed, can lead to dental problems such as the following:
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Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through. It usually grows through the gums in late teens or in your early twenties. By this time, the wisdowm teeth grows through the gums while other teeth are in place so there isn't enough room for your wisdom teeth to grow.
Lack of space can make wisdom teeth emerge at an angle or stuck and only emerge partially. Because of this, there are cases wherein one may need to have his or her wisdom teeth removed.
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If wisdom teeth is causing you pain towards the back of your mouth, consult a dentist about it. There are other cases wherein wisdom teeth should be removed even though it doesn't cause pain so it is better to have a routine dental check-up.
Gum disease (also called gingivitis or periodontal disease)
Pericoronitis (happens when plaque causes an infection to the soft tissue sorrounding the tooth)
Cellulitis (bacterial infection to the tongue, cheek or throat)
Osteomyelitis - (infection inside the bone of your jaw)