Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in your jaws, often there is not enough space for them to erupt into the correct position like the other teeth in your mouth. They can vary in their position. Please see the image below for their different positions. Some may not erupt fully because they be impacted against another tooth or may be part covered by the gums (oral mucosa) A combination of this varied position, impaction, being partially erupted and other causes may create issues. You may not be aware that these are occurring.