Retreatment is predictable and preferable to extraction
Patient: 51 year old female, with hypertension (at time of 15 year recall)
Chief Complaint: Asymptomatic
Dental History: The patient reported a history of root canal treatment years earlier. Her dentist noted recurrent caries and a compromised crown margin associated with the mandibular right second molar (Tooth #31). Periapical radiolucencies consistent with a chronic periradicular periodontitis were noted.