It's unclear how many children — or adults, in general — have died in the U. But earlier this month, a Texas high school student died about a week after undergoing anesthesia to have his wisdom teeth removed.
And last summer, two children lost their lives after undergoing extensive dental procedures.
But on June 12, Daleyza Hernandez Avila, 3, died during a dental procedure.
The dentist sedated Daleyza to keep the toddler from wriggling while she was getting crowns and having a tooth pulled. Now, Araceli wants to warn other parents about the dangers that she wasn’t aware of.
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"If we can prevent one more child from an adverse event or a death, we’ve got to try,” Swanson told NBC News. The state boards that oversee dental practice in America usually don’t make that kind of information public.And while there may have been a consent form including that danger, many don’t absorb the information in the dentist’s office, Friedman said. Be sure the doctor doesn't understate the anesthesia being given.Given the risks associated with sedation, "the dentist should have a frank discussion with the parents on the risks and benefits of anesthesia for treating the underlying disease," said Dr. Answers like "it's only a few pills" or "it's just something that relaxes you" are red flags, said Dr. Rafetto, past president of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Will there be a separate provider for general anesthesia in the room?Michael Mashni, a dentist with anesthesia training who practices in California.Without data on deaths from all the state boards it’s impossible to determine where the problems are and how to fix them, Mashni said. Jay Friedman, a California-based dental consultant and author. You have to do something really bad before anything gets done about it.” In Friedman’s experience, many young children are being over-treated by their dentists.