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Welcome to
Blue Ridge Endodontics

Root Canal Specialists

By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence.

Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialists Dr. Bagby, Dr. Mayerchak, Dr. Sharma and Dr. Okang includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We hope to exceed your expectations.

Our Services

Root Canal

A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the space, and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection. It is commonly performed to save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted.

Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic retreatment is a dental procedure performed when a previous root canal treatment has not successfully resolved the infection or when new issues arise in a previously treated tooth. It involves reopening the tooth, removing the existing filling material, cleaning the canals again, and then resealing the tooth to address persistent or recurrent problems.


An apicoectomy, also known as a root-end resection, is a surgical dental procedure typically performed when a root canal treatment has not effectively resolved a tooth's infection. During the procedure, the tip of the tooth's root is removed, along with any infected tissue, and the root end is sealed to prevent further infection and promote healing.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a method of managing anxiety and discomfort in dental procedures by administering prescription medications in pill or liquid form. Patients take the medication before their appointment, which induces a relaxed and drowsy state, helping them feel more at ease during the treatment while remaining conscious and responsive.

Our Doctors

Robin Bagby, DDS

Michael Mayerchak, DMD

Divya Sharma, DMD, MSD

Maclean Okang, DMD, MSD

What our Patients Say

I have been very pleased with care I received! My tiny canals were a problem, but they did a very good job of providing excellent treatment.

Excellent endodontist. Great staff. Very professional and friendly. No pain, and I was made to feel comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on treating the innermost part of the tooth, known as the pulp. This includes procedures like root canal therapy to save infected or damaged teeth.

Modern techniques and local anesthesia ensure that root canal procedures are relatively painless. The treatment itself is designed to alleviate the pain caused by the infection and restore the tooth’s health.

A root canal involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, filling them with a biocompatible material, and sealing the tooth. In some cases, a crown may be recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth.

Root canal treatments have a high success rate, often exceeding 90%. With proper care, the treated tooth can last a lifetime. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene are essential for maintaining the results.

Yes, endodontic procedures are considered safe and are performed under strict sterilization protocols to prevent any potential infections.

Root canals are needed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, cracks, or repeated dental procedures. Without treatment, the infection can lead to severe pain and the potential loss of the tooth.

The duration of a root canal procedure depends on the complexity of the tooth and the extent of the infection. Simple cases may be completed in a single visit, while more intricate cases might require multiple appointments.

The main alternative to a root canal is tooth extraction. However, it’s generally best to save a natural tooth whenever possible, as extractions can lead to further oral health issues and the need for replacement options like dental implants.

Endodontic retreatment involves redoing a previous root canal procedure that may have failed to fully resolve the issue. It includes reopening the tooth, removing old filling materials, and re-treating the canals to address any remaining infection or complications.

After a root canal, some mild discomfort or sensitivity might occur. Over-the-counter pain relievers and following the post-treatment care instructions provided by your dentist can help alleviate any discomfort.

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