With exceptions, the average adult person has 32 teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and erupt into the mouth. It is not uncommon for some people to be congenitally missing their wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth have enough space to align properly and patients can adequately keep them clean, they do not require removal.
Unfortunately, this is does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is required when they will not erupt properly into the mouth. Whether poorly positioned, growing sideways, or there is simply not enough space, ignoring the advisement of extraction from your pediatric dentist, orthodontist or oral surgeon is dangerous to the patient.
If ignored, bacteria can gather, resulting in infection, or cysts can develop and cause further implications for the patient.