Mine first started to erupt when I was about 18, but because they were impacted, they didn’t come through fully. Every five years or so they would shift and my jaw would ache for a couple of weeks. I went to the dentist and they said that unless it is getting repeatedly infected, they tend not to remove them these days due to their proximity to a nerve that can cause issues.
Anyway, I didn’t go to the dentist for over a decade, and then my wisdom teeth started aching on a more regular basis, culminating in a month of bad pain in July that prevented me from sleeping more than a couple of hours a night for a few weeks.
I managed to get an appointment for the dentist and he said that two of them need to come out (they’ve rotated and are now pretty much horizontal, which makes them prone to decay and wearing out the adjacent molar), and I’ve been referred to the hospital.
So hopefully, before the end of the year, I’ll have had them removed!