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Root Canal

A root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that, unlike stories you may have heard, frees you from the pain of an infected tooth.

Our gentle dentistry not only brings relief, but with timely treatment we can also prevent loss of the tooth.

Learn more about how we can restore your oral health at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental in Rowlett, TX.

Are You in Pain?

If you are in acute pain and suspect you have an infected root canal, we will see you as soon as possible. Just call My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental in Rowlett, TX.

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, often called a "root canal," is a procedure to remove bacteria that has reached the soft interior of a tooth. Our dentists perform a root canal to eliminate the source of the infection and save your tooth.

Using the latest advances and local anesthetics, the dentists at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental in Rowlett, TX, make root canal treatment virtually painless and a better solution than the alternative, which requires extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant, dental bridge, or a removable partial denture.

How a Root Canal Infection Attacks Your Tooth

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Above you can see how even a small cavity allows bacteria access into the hollow pulp chamber of a tooth. When this inflammation is left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and the rest of your body. That's why it's crucial to speak with a dentist or endodontist if you experience any pain or sensitivity in your teeth.

Is a Tooth Bothering You? Early Signs of Infection

Acute pain is an obvious sign that you may need root canal therapy. But there are also sometimes earlier signals that the pulp inside a tooth's root canals is infected. Early intervention lets you avoid the acute pain that accompanies a root canal infection and helps prevent the loss of more tooth tissue. Pay attention if you notice signs such as:

  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Swelling in your gums or face
  • Sudden, persistent bad taste
  • Pimple on the gum
  • Loose tooth

A Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth Call for a Consultation

A root canal infection can be extremely painful and, without timely treatment, can lead to the loss of the tooth. In severe cases, it can spread throughout the mouth or even into the bloodstream.

Like an endodontist, Dr. José Montoya, Dr. Ashley Ramsey, and Dr. Neha Khanolkar, at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental in Rowlett, TX, use the latest tools, such as cone-beam scanners and lasers, to diagnose and treat patients quickly and gently.

We also understand that the cost of unexpected root canal care can be a burden. We want you to know that we can work with virtually any budget. Don't let cost make you put off necessary dental care for your teeth. Request a consultation:


Dr. José Montoya, Dr. Ashley Ramsey, and Dr. Neha Khanolkar

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Haley Creamer


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First off, it’s been 10+ years since my husband or I have been to the dentist. That being said, the staff was encouraging, ready to teach and judgment free. Very personable staff! Everyone is very organized. Staff is very patient and makes sure all questions are answered. A relaxing environment. Myself, my husband and my 3 kids definitely have a dental home.

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Cory Vore


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Best dental office I’ve ever been to and I’ve lived in Michigan, North Carolina, California, and Florida. They have a kids and adult side and both are absolutely phenomenal. Words can’t put into perspective the level of work, care, and customer service. You have to stop by and see for yourself.

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How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

The cost of a root canal can vary for a number of reasons, such as the severity of the damage to the tooth or the type of crown required to protect the treated tooth. To get a realistic quote based on your needs, we suggest requesting a consultation.

The dentists at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental are sensitive to costs and we go out of our way to make pricing competitive. Our team will provide an estimated cost for the procedure and help you determine how much your insurance may cover. We also accept CareCredit financing so payments can be made in budget-friendly, monthly installments.

You will be surprised how affordable it can be to save your teeth.

What If the Pain Has Stopped?

Infection of the pulp in the root canal does not heal on its own. If the pain has stopped, this means that the nerve inside the tooth has died. Unfortunately, the infection remains and, if not treated, can still spread to your jaw and throughout your body. In extreme cases, a root canal infection can lead to death.  

Getting a root canal early can preserve your tooth tissue and avoid a tooth extraction, which could lead to more expensive dental treatments such as a dental bridge or dental implant to restore your oral health.

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Justice Adkins


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New patient recommended by a friend. And I am glad they did. Had a serious issue and they went out of their way to try and get it corrected before my Born Day.

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Jessica Barron


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I was able to get on the wellness program which helped me a ton since I dont have insurance. The staff helped me understand everything a d I'm so glade I'm now able to get my teeth taken care of. This place is amazing.

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A Closer Look At Root Canal Therapy

Our dentists at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental carefully remove the infected soft tissue inside the tooth and typically reseal the tooth with a natural-looking dental crown.

Step-By-Step Treatment Gentle Root Canal Therapy

The dentists at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental have the advanced technology and skills that allow them to diagnose and treat root canals without the added expense of having to go to an endodontist. Our skilled dentists excel at the ability to treat patients' dental issues, no matter how complex, at our practice in Rowlett, TX.
If you are anxious about treatment or have physical limitations that make sitting for long periods difficult, we offer multiple types of sedation so you can get the treatment you need comfortably.
If you are anxious about treatment or have physical limitations that make sitting for long periods difficult, we offer multiple types of sedation so you can get the treatment you need comfortably.


Our dentist will diagnose your condition to identify any infection and determine if you have a cavity and if a root canal is needed.


A local anesthetic will be gently administered so that the root canal treatment will be painless. We also offer sedation for patients with a low pain threshold, a sensitive gag reflex, or for whom sitting for long periods is difficult.

Access Point

The dentist will create a small opening in the tooth to reach the root canals and the pulp.


The soft pulp on the inside of the tooth will be removed. Then the interior hard tooth tissue will be disinfected to remove any traces of bacteria.

Tooth Strengthening

If needed, small rods will be inserted into the root canals to strengthen them. Then the pulp chamber will be filled with a rubber-like dental material.

Tooth Restoration

In most cases, a dental crown will be used to encase and strengthen the tooth. Our dentists take care to design a crown that looks incredibly natural and blends in seamlessly with your other teeth. In addition to being beautiful, your crown will restore your tooth structure so you can eat normally.

Are You Noticing Tooth Sensitivity? Contact Us for Root Canal Treatment

When sore teeth and extreme tooth sensitivity occur, the team at My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental is here to help. We offer safe and effective endodontic care that puts your comfort and your overall health first. To learn more about root canal treatment, leave us a message or  call our Rowlett, TX, office:


Does Getting a Root Canal Hurt?

Root canal pain can be excruciating but the intense pain comes from the infection, not the dental procedure. Root canal treatment actually relieves the pain.

Modern pain management techniques have made endodontic treatment relatively painless. Yes, there is soreness after you've had a root canal, but this can be managed by using over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers as directed.

Do you want the truth about the root canal procedure? The truth is, it hurts much more to do nothing about infected pulp. And if an abscess develops, you're putting your overall health at risk.

If your teeth are sore or sensitive, contact our team for an exam as soon as possible. We'll get rid of the infected dental pulp and help you feel much better in the process.

Concerned about Pain?  Your Comfort Is Our Priority

Although our use of local anesthetic makes treatment of root canals as painless as fixing a cavity, we understand that many people are still afraid of the treatment. If you have a low threshold for pain or are anxious about dental visits anyway, we offer a number of sedation options so that you can be comfortable throughout treatment.

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Oral Medication

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IV Sedation

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Lanetra Harding


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I'm very satisfied with my daughter's care by Dr. Ramsey. My baby had to have caps and a mini root canal. She was very afraid and agitated but GiGi worked her magic and helped me get her relax. Dr. Ramsey is very patient and thorough. I highly recommend their office.

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Claudia Guerra


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We have been seeing Dr. Ramsey at My Kidz Mouth Dental for some time now and we always have such a wonderful experience. The staff is always so welcoming and kind. I definitely recommend My Kidz Mouth Dental as a pediatric dentist

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My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental

At My Mouth Dental/My Kidz Mouth Dental, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Drs. José Montoya, and Ashley Ramsey provide a range of services and are affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Are you ready to achieve excellent oral health? Reach out to our practice by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (972) 412-5064.

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