It sometimes feels like wisdom teeth are simply there to cause us grief. An evolutionary hang-up, they were necessary for our ancestors to more effectively chew tough plants and meat and act as insurance for faster wear. As we’ve evolved and developed better oral hygiene, as well as utensils and cooking methods, wisdom teeth have become largely redundant. Sometimes, they can even be a danger to our oral health. Let’s have a look at why you may have to get your wisdom teeth out.