Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the end of either side of the jaw. These are also called wisdom teeth because they are the last teeth to come out in the mouth and usually appear between the ages of 16 and 20.
Since wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to appear, there may not be enough space in your mouth for them. This can cause wisdom teeth to be buried under gum tissue or bone or next to another tooth. Swelling may occur if the teeth are impacted.
Partially erupted or crooked wisdom teeth can also cause pain, distortion or disease. Since the roots of wisdom teeth extracted before the age of twenty will be less developed and tooth extraction at this age may cause less complications, it is recommended to be examined between the ages of 16 and 19 for wisdom teeth.
Recession of wisdom teeth due to crowding or burial will not affect your future oral health or the way you close your mouth.