If you’re in your 20s and 30s, there is a very strong chance you have felt some form of pressure, irritation or discomfort caused by your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the back of your upper and lower jaws. They came to be known as wisdom teeth because they appear so much later in one’s life, when one is closer to adulthood and far more wiser than when their other teeth first came onto the scene.
Generally, if there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth to erupt and fit into your jaw properly then this can cause pain, swelling, teeth crowding, increased risk of decay and infection. A wisdom tooth can also be ‘impacted’ which means that the tooth is tilted or slanted. This can potentially cause significant damage to the otherwise healthy neighbouring teeth, so it is usually advised to have them removed if they’re not erupting as they ought to.