What are wisdom teeth?
Your wisdom teeth are the last to erupt at the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 18 and 22. Sometimes they appear many years later.
Nowadays people often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth with some mouths only having 28 teeth or less. So if all other teeth are present and healthy, there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly.
Do wisdom teeth always cause problems?
No. If there is sufficient space for them to erupt into, then they give no problems. As the wisdom tooth erupts into the mouth, it can cause soreness – like teething pain but in adults!