There are many reasons why you may require tooth extractions. Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in your mouth and for some people, there is often not enough room to accommodate them. When there is little space for the wisdom teeth, they will partially emerge through the gums. This can result in cavities, tooth crowding, gum infections, and problems with the adjacent second molars.
When there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to erupt they often cause pain and discomfort in the gums and bone as they shift. When your wisdom teeth are impacted, the opening around the teeth may become a source where bacteria will start developing and may lead to a painful infection in the gum tissues. Signs of a gum infection include discomfort, swelling, pain, and illness.