Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. If these third molars come in properly, they do not require removal. In cases where there is not adequate room for them to erupt, they may come in sideways or at an angle in the jaw. These teeth are impacted and may partially emerge or remain completely below the gumline.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause many problems, including infection, misalignment of the rest of the teeth, formation of tumors or cysts around the impacted teeth, and more.