The wisdom teeth, or third molars, appear from the late teens into the early twenties and for most people they will develop and grow as they should without any difficulty. However, wisdom teeth can also be problematic and may need the attention of the dentist.
The main problems are impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth which can have a number of causes:
- Genetic factors
- Incorrectly growing roots
- Insufficient space in the jaw
A dentist can detect wisdom tooth problems but for most people with an erupted wisdom tooth extraction is the only treatment as this will prevent future problems such as infections, gum disease and shifting teeth. Read an article on this topic at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-partially-erupted-wisdom-tooth/