As you age, the last set of teeth to erupt out of your gums are also the most notorious. If you have enough space, and they’re not misaligned, you’ll only experience minor temporary pain. But this isn’t the case for everyone. Problems occur when wisdom teeth are misaligned or there isn’t enough space left to fit your newest dental members. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can crowd surrounding teeth, known as impaction, or even cause tooth decay and jawbone erosion.