Re-treatment case from the past (but did it really need treatment?)

This is a case from 2006. Sometimes, when you look at these cases, we realize how much our treatment philosophies have changed over the years. This tooth was asymptomatic and the endo done several years ago. So, what benefit did me doing the re-endo have? Other than being a better “process centered outcome”, from a patient centered outcome, did it really matter? In fact, I probably made the prognosis worse by removing too much tooth structure. These days, when we get a case like this, we have a discussion with the patient before treating. Sometimes, we leave cases like these alone (No re-endo) and advise just a permanent restoration.

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