Wisdom teeth, also referred to as the 3rd molars, are the last teeth to develop in the mouth. Many people do not have any wisdom teeth or are missing several of them genetically.
Wisdom Tooth Problems
The main problem with wisdom teeth is that in many individuals the teeth cannot migrate properly into position in the jaw. They may tip sideways, forward or backwards, or not be able to erupt at all. They can cause crowding of other teeth, with the resulting problems expanding into other areas of the mouth.