Drying the Tissue
Use a 2 X 2 gauze to dry the tissue and remove any gross debris around the site of needle penetration. Retract the lip to obtain adequate visibility during the injection. Wipe and dry the lip to make retraction easier (Figure 5).
Figure 5. Drying the soft tissue
“I’m wiping your tooth and gums with my little soft cleaner to make sure everything is clean.”