Wisdom teeth grow in the very back of the mouth. They often grow in being sideways. Those that do grow straight often lack sufficient space in the jaw to fully erupt. Most people suffer from problems related to growth and emergence of wisdom teeth. These issues can be painful.

The best time to remove wisdom teeth is before they fully mature since the roots are not completely formed and the surrounding bone is softer. Removal at a later age becomes more complicated as the surrounding bone is denser and the roots have fully developed.