I was in a chat room discussing who would win in a fight between Andrew from the recent movie Chronicle and a young Anakin Skywalker. They trumped me by saying that the SW characters never used TK with as much precision as Andrew, like ripping teeth out of a mouth. Once again Wookieepedia has failed me. Does anybody know of examples of precision telekinesis used in Star Wars canon?
Jedi Healer Cilghal saved Mon Mothma's (at the time, Chief of State of the New Republic) life after Ambassador Furgan from Carida poisoned her with a "nano-destroyer" poison, by extracting - with the help of the Force - the nanoparticles one by one.
I think this is a wee more precise than moving a tooth :)
The force can affect individual molecules. As a concrete example, take the sith mask technique:
A Sith Alchemist could use the Mask to literally reshape an individual's appearance, altering a body at the molecular level.
I'm quite certain there are other examples in the Star Wars extended universe, but I don't have my books here to find them.
Anakin Skywalker does a fair bit of precision when he uses TK to cut up the
apple pear and move a piece to Amidala in the films.
The construction of a lightsaber requires pinpoint precision, as seen in the Clone Wars episode,
Additionally, Luke addresses the skill required in the Force when constructing a lightsaber in the new canon book "Heir to the Jedi":
aligning those crystals by hand would be impossible - I sensed that it had to be done with the Force, and only through the Force would I know whether it was aligned properly or not. They were wafer-thin slices of crystal, too, a beautiful clear amethyst, and might scratch or cloud with handling. Moving them precisely with the Force would ensure that they remained pristine.