Thoughts and prayers to the family of a 3 year old girl that died in California after what was supposed to be a routine dental procedure. Evidence suggests an anesthesia complication, as the young girl had an unsecured airway, a throat pack, and IV sedation when she stopped breathing. As a reminder, please talk to your dentist or surgeon about who will be administering anesthesia for your case.

You may be surprised to know that the options could include MD Anesthesiologists, CRNAs (nurses), AAs, or in this case, Dental Anesthesiologists (DDS). Metro Anesthesia highly recommends seeking surgeons/centers that work with board certified MD Anesthesiologists who are skillfully trained to act in a wide variety of emergency situations.

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