When talking about wisdom teeth, the old phrase “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” typically does not hold true. Many times your wisdom teeth or “third molars” can be negatively affecting your mouth even though they are not causing you discomfort. For example, having a tooth press on the roots of another tooth beneath the surface can present problems that if left untreated may develop into an even bigger issue. The best time to remove a wisdom tooth is before it causes problems.
– from Karin S. (Dental Hygienist)