Prioritizing Our Patients' Health & Safety 

Dear patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
 
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
 
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
 
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
 
• If you are sick or concerned you might be sick, please cancel your appointment. You will not be penalized in any way for the cancellation, even at the last minute.
 
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. When you get to the office, you are asked to remain in your car and call our office number 972-412-5064. A staff member will come out to you and you will be asked those same screening questions again and have your temperature taken before entering the office.
 
• If you are a new patient, we would really appreciate you using the online patient portal to fill out paperwork prior to your appointment.
 
• We will ask you to immediately wash your hands with soap and water when you enter the office.
 
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. There will also be very few chairs present to avoid crowds in the waiting room. Computers will have disposable covers and counter tops, door handles, waiting room chairs and surfaces will be disinfected with increased frequency.
 
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will also ask that only the patient, and in necessary cases a legal guardian, enter the office. Older children and adults are requested to experience their appointments alone while family members remain in the car and/or waiting room.
 
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
 
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 972-412-5064 or visit our website at www.mymouthdental.com.  
 
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Ramsey, Dr. Montoya and Team

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Sedation Dentistry

Severe dental anxiety can make it hard to go to the dentist. For some, it's enough to avoid the dentist completely

Our dentists offer sedation at MyMouthDental/MyKidzMouthDental in Rowlett, TX, so patients of all ages can receive the care they need.

Learn how dental sedation can ease your fears...

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Dr. Ashley Ramsey is a board-certified pediatric dentist with over 10 years of experience. She routinely administers various levels of sedation and follows all guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jose Montoya provides oral sedatives for a wide range of procedures, as well. Constant monitoring during the sedation process ensures that all patients receive safe and effective care.

As your one-stop dental shop, we can serve the needs of all family members regardless of age. Contact our Rowlett dental practice to schedule an appointment or call us at:

(972) 412-5064

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"We Love This Dentist!"

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Farrah Mackie

2019

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We love this dentist! My daughters have gone here since the beginning and now are 8 and 12. I have one daughter who had a severe bike accident and they came to rescue and opened early for her. I have another daughter who has severe anxiety and they had done everything to make her feel safe and now is able to be back by herself. They have been such answered prayers! Highly recommend.

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cassie glover

2020

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Our family loves all of doctors at My Mouth/Kidz Dental. As a mom, I love having the pediatric dentist and adult dentist in the same office. My kids get their cleaning at the same time as mine (huge time saver). My oldest children have moved up in to the adult side now that all of their permanent teeth have arrived. The continuity of care is very comforting. Plus two of my kids have Autism. All of the staff have been so patience and diligent to meet our unique needs. You will not regret bringing your family!

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Types of Sedation

There are several types of sedation dentistry available for virtually any type of treatment, from cleanings and exams to bone grafts and dental implants. Here are the sedation options available at our Rowlett, TX, practice:

Nitrous Oxide

Woman with nasal maskNitrous oxide, or "laughing gas", is a gaseous sedation recommended for minor procedures. This sedative medication is administered through a mask or nosepiece. Once placed, your dentist will instruct you to breath normally through the mask. The relaxing effects of nitrous oxide are felt within three to five minutes, and the dosage can be adjusted at any point during your dental treatment. Though most patients are aware of their surroundings, most remain fully relaxed for the duration of the appointment. Nitrous oxide is also the only sedation that allows patients to drive themselves to and from the dental office.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patient pouring out pills from bottle into their handOral medications can provide mild to moderate sedation, based on the needs of the individual. Typically, a pill is given approximately one hour before the appointment. In some cases, your dentist may prescribe a sedative, such as Halcion, to take the night before. Oral sedation induces relaxation and oftentimes grogginess, but does not render a patient unconscious. Individuals can still communicate with the dental team during the procedure if necessary.

IV Sedation

IV dripAt our practice, our dentists work alongside a trained dental anesthesiologist who will deliver intravenous (IV) sedation directly to the bloodstream via a vein in the arm or hand. When administered in this manner, the effects are felt almost immediately. Patients are still conscious, but feel relaxed and at ease and may even fall asleep. During the procedure, blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels are monitored constantly. The dosage can be adjusted at any point during the appointment for immediate effects. IV sedation is considered one of the safest, most reliable methods of sedation dentistry.

General Anesthesia

patient with IV inserted into wristIn some cases, individuals may require stronger anesthesia than what conscious sedation can offer. Deep sedation or general anesthesia is administered in a hospital setting. Our doctors can refer patients to one of our trusted colleagues when this type of treatment is necessary. Under this type of anesthesia, patients are deeply asleep and unconscious. At the end of the procedure, the anesthesiologist will reverse the effects with medication. When patients undergo general anesthesia, they have absolutely no memory of the procedure. They are completely unconscious and will need the rest of the day for the effects of the medication to subside. 

Candidates for Sedation Dentistry

Individuals considering sedation dentistry at our Rowlett practice must be in good general health. During an initial consultation, your dentist will review your medical history in detail to make sure you qualify for this type of treatment. Be sure you mention any current medical concerns, as well as any medications or supplements you are taking. Sedation dentistry is recommended for individuals with:

Severe Gag Reflex

Despite gentle techniques, some individuals suffer from an extreme gag reflex and general unease in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry can help you feel more comfortable so you can receive the dental care you deserve.

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Dental Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth can make even the most routine dental treatments uncomfortable. Sedation can alleviate discomfort and dental sensitivity so individuals can enjoy stress-free dental visits.

Arthritis

Seniors with arthritis often have trouble managing comfort during dentistry procedures. Light to moderate sedation can reduce pain and help patients achieve and maintain proper oral health.

Lengthy Treatment

If you are undergoing a lengthy procedure at our Rowlett practice, extra time in the dental chair can make you restless and uncomfortable. Options in sedation dentistry can keep you relaxed during your office visit.

Difficulty Controlling Movements

Some medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy or Parkinson's disease result in uncontrollable movements. This can make proper dental care difficult. Sedation can actually reduce or eliminate these issues temporarily so all patients can receive necessary care.

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Sedation Dentistry for Children

Many of the individuals we serve at our Rowlett, TX, practice are children. Sedation dentistry is available to any patient over the age of three who is at least 30 pounds. In-office sedation is given according to the child's weight and medical history. Throughout treatment, vitals are monitored closely to ensure there are no adverse reactions. We always follow the safety guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and are readily available to answer any questions that parents may have about their child's upcoming treatment.

If your child will be undergoing sedation at our Rowlett practice, please review these pre- and post-op instructions in preparation.

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"We Will Definitely Be Back"

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Erin Widner

2020

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Dr. Ramsey and her staff were amazing with my children. They are so patient and kind. We will definitely be back.

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Jedlani Holmes

2020

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They work quickly and they were very nice and made you fell comfortable which help because I have really bad anxiety.

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My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental

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

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The 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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