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Is Retreatment Always Necessary Before Endodontic Surgery?

By Adham A. Azim BDS, DDS ”Retreatment first before surgery!” A statement that is still preached during endodontic training and carried from one endodontic generation to the other. The justification for this approach has been derived from classical papers suggesting improved outcomes when non-surgical retreatment (RET) is combined with endodontic surgery, compared to surgery alone…

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Hindsight is 20/20 and Second Chances are Divine

An 82-year-old white female presented with chief complaint of “I still have a dull ache in that tooth six months after I had the root canal done.” The patient reports mild throbbing ache from tooth no. 15. No swelling or deep probing depths noted. Occlusion was check and no interferences or other malocclusion noted.

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