A six year old boy has died during a recent visit to the dentist. This said story has been reported by several news sources such as MSNBC.
An autopsy is currently being conducted to determine the specific cause of death. However, the boy was given anesthesia during the dental procedure and died after the breathing tube was removed.
This tragic story has occurred in Virginia.
Sedation certainly caries risks when at the dentist and I have previously reported on this blog of a case where someone has died after undergoing anesthesia while having their wisdom teeth removed. If you are considering having anesthesia while visiting the dentist or oral surgeon you should be aware of the risks and potential harmful complications that can occur.