Learn to decide when to perform limited retreatment of a multirooted tooth
Patient: 35 years old female; in good general health condition
Chief Complaint: Palpation soreness on the cheek area while washing the face.
Dental History: The patient presented with good oral hygiene. Her dentition consisted of numerous intracoronal fillings and crowns. A crown restoration on tooth #16 was reportedly placed 5 years prior to the time of consultation at which time endodontic treatment had been performed. She reported no complaints associated with Tooth # 16 until recently (previous few weeks) The patient went to her dentist who took a periapical radiograph and diagnosed an apical periodontitis associated with Tooth #16, then referred the patient to the author for examination and treatment