“Parents can also simply ask, ‘Can this wait a year or two?
’” Parents should have a healthy respect for deep sedation and general anesthesia in an outpatient setting, where there's very little help available if something goes wrong, Sibert said.
“So they don’t have to feel the same pain I feel after losing my daughter.” After several recent tragic cases, there are demands for different practices from the influential American Academy of Pediatrics, according to a report by NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow, which first aired on "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly." Dr.
But one thing is certain, “there are too many of them,” said Dr.
Michael Mashni, a dentist with anesthesia training who practices in California.
"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.
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.
Sibert would have no problem with her grandsons having a procedure in a dentist's office if all it would require is “local anesthesia, nitrous, and cartoons.” Kids can come out of sedation a little slower than adults and need prolonged observation, Swanson said.