Endodontic Retreatment Columbia, SC

With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.

Improper healing may be caused by:

  • Curved or narrow canals that were not treated during the initial treatment.
  • Complicated canals that went undetected during the initial treatment.
  • The crown or restoration was not placed within the appropriate amount of time following the procedure.
  • The crown or restoration that did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the tooth.
An example of a tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
A visual of removing fillings from a tooth
Filling Removed
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
An illustration of new root filling material placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
An example of a tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
A representation of a fully healed tooth by new root canal filling placed
Healed Tooth

In some cases, new problems can influence a tooth that was successfully treated:

  • New decay can expose a root canal-filling material, causing infection.
  • A cracked or loose filling or crown can expose the tooth to a new infection.

Once endodontic retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. The doctors will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctors will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth.

At this point, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible in order to have a new crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

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Palmetto Endodontics

4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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Professional, kind, personable staff, and great bedside manner was very pleased with the experience

- Emily J

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Dr. April Spitz and her staff were fantastic! They were courteous, patient, and delivered excellent care. Dr. Spitz came highly recommended, andI would definitely highly recommend anyone to seek out her services, if needed.

- Anna K

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This was my 1st visit to Palmetto Endodontics and I could not be more pleased at the complete process. Ease of scheduling, appointment reminders, short waiting room time, the absolutely nicest staff, outstanding Dr Mayes McEntire. They are the best I have "EVER" engaged with at any office visit for any type of business. The procedure was absolutely pain free to the point I dosed off. Relaxing atmosphere. I just moved to the area and needed to find a great dental/endodontists office and I literally hit the jackpot with this group. I had called multiple endodontics and the pricing is fair in comparison. They are definitely in a class of their own by far. They are Rock Star Status as fas I am concerned.

- James J

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Palmetto Endodontics deserves an award. From the moment you step into their office you are warmly greeted. The staff is wonderful. Once you head to the back, the experience is even better. This may seem simple, but the dental chairs are the most comfortable I’ve ever experienced. My endodontic retreatment was well done by Dr Jett. He explained what was going to be done and what options I had. When it was all said and done I had no more pain after it healed. I even received a phone call from a staff member to see how I was doing after the procedure. It was the best dental procedure I’ve ever experienced. Thank you Palmetto Endodontics

- Kevin J

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Wonderful experience in a difficult situation

- william D

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One of the best experiences I have ever had! The treatment Dr. Barrett applied worked great and I cannot thank him enough for everything he did. Highly recommend his office!

- gabriel s

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Came in for a apicoectomy at the end of September. Dr. Spitz recommended an apico on my front right incisor and the lateral next to it. I have crowns on my six front teeth. Although Dr. Spitz told me there may be SOME gum recession I was not prepared for what was a total loss of papilla between my insicor and lateral tooth. I have since been seeing a dentist to try to figure out a plan to fix this. I feel my mouth is totally disfigured. I never dreamed trying to save a tooth would totally destroy my smile. I have been severely depressed since this has happened. I am going to a doctor for depression. I wish I could get a dentist to just pull my teeth and put in a partial or even a full denture. It would look better than the mess that is in my mouth but they won't do it. If they knew the mental anguish this is causing me maybe they would. They wouldn't want this in their mouth. I look at people with dentures and envy them because at least they are not embarrassed to smile. I used to be very outgoing. Now I hardly talk to anyone.

- Mark S

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I was scared, but the visit and treatment were easy. I don't know why I was scared. These folks will treat you right!

- Chrisian P

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I have always had a fear of dental work. Dr. McEntire put my mind at ease, explained everything he was doing during the root canal and made me feel beyond comfortable. I am grateful to both he and his staff for the work done and overall experience.

- marie m

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I had a emergency dental situation arise and was referred to Dr. Spitz.She saw me immediately . I was in excruciating pain and was treated with extreme compassion . With great professionalism , she pinpointed the issue within minutes . Dr. Spitz began treating me and I felt relief in moments . Her kindness , as she explained to me everything she was doing , relaxed me and I was confident I was in the right hands . Her staff was also friendly, attentive and professional . I would highly recommend her to anyone with dental needs in her area of expertise . Thank you Dr.Spitz and your staff . A very grateful patient , Janice Adams Butler

- Janice B

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Dr. Barrett is meticulous and a perfectionist.

- Susan A

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