Wisdom teeth are the third molars. They are located completely at the back of the mouth and their main function is mastication. In general, they erupt between the ages of 16 and 25. Due to limited space, they sometimes erupt partially in the gums or not at all. In the latter case, we say that the tooth is impacted.
It is important that your dentist evaluate the health of your wisdom teeth. A panoramic x-ray is a good tool to assess the size of the teeth, the formation of their roots, the angle of eruption, the space available and the jaw bone.