The main reasons why a wisdom teeth will erupt incorrectly, is due to spacing problems in the mouth. If there is not enough space, it can quite easily come out in various angles and impact other teeth and cause discomfort and even pain if that happens.
This really comes down to evolution. The human race now has too many teeth for their mouths and not enough space. As we have evolved over the years, our bodies and mouths have changed and as a result, this issue has occurred. When you have all your teeth in your mouth, and the the wisdom teeth start to come through, it is very common for complications to arise.
This is very much a case by case question. It is very common to have headaches and some discomfort as the wisdom teeth come through. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they will need to be extracted as the discomfort can resolve itself when they settled down. In some instances, if there is an impaction with the other teeth, it can cause severe pain and may need to be extracted.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through and can start to come through around 15-25. They are the third molars and are often referred to as wisdom teeth as you are older (and wiser) when they start to come through.
If you are having pain it is worth having them looked at to see how they are erupting and for any early signs to be picked up on. If you are worried about your wisdom teeth or you are in pain, please do not hesitate to call us and book your appointment today.