The forceps technique is used at the clinic for tooth extraction. Depending on the gravity, type of tooth to be extracted, and patient’s psychic reactions, local anaesthesia will be selected by the dental surgeon.
At times, extraction may become problematic when part of the root or tooth cannot be removed easily from the alveolus (removal of the wisdom tooth, infected teeth). A surgical intervention is practiced where the mandibular bone or maxillary bone are cut in order to remove the remaining fragment. Sutures are then used to hold flaps and tissues for facilitating wound healing.