Wisdom teeth usually appear during the late teens or early twenties. Often there is no room for them to come through the gum and they will only partially emerge. When this happens the tooth can become problematic. They can be very difficult to clean and are prone to decay, gum disease and recurring infections. They can also cause issues to the neighbouring teeth by damaging or crowding. The best option with wisdom teeth is to have them evaluated, along with x-rays, to assess whether they need to be removed and if so, to identify the most suitable method to remove them.