Disimpaction of the tooth is an outpatient procedure and may be performed under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia.

An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not break through the gum and remains stuck in gum tissue or bone. This mostly occurs with the third set of molars (wisdom teeth) that are the last teeth to emerge as they do not have enough space to grow normally or erupt. Impacted wisdom teeth are usually painless and do not cause problems. However, an impacted wisdom teeth that causes pain or other dental complications need to be removed.

First, an incision is made in the gums and and an access is made to the impacted tooth. If any bone is blocking it the bone is removed. The tooth is then cut to remove it. After the tooth has been removed, the incision is closed with stitches and gum is allowed to heal on its own. In case of tooth other than wisdom tooth, a socket graft may be used in the empty space to prevent bone loss.