Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that grow in the back a person’s mouth. They are technically called ‘the third molars’ because they appear after the second molars have appeared in the mouth.
Wisdom teeth can be a valuable asset if they grow vertically and are aligned properly. However, these teeth have been known to grow diagonally and horizontally, thus causing problems for their owners. This uneven growing can cause a myriad of problems including crowding, damage to the adjacent second molars and can even impact the jawbone itself. Additionally, wisdom teeth sometimes do not fully erupt through the gum and are termed as ‘impacted’.