Parents too may underestimate the dangers of oral sedation.
The parents of Raven Maria Blanco, for example, warn others not to assume a dentist “knows what he’s doing.” They started a foundation in their daughter’s name to raise awareness of oral sedative use in pediatric dentistry after she died from a dose “three times the average range” for her age, 8 at the time.
Still, the extra cash that comes from dental sedation may cause some dentists to overlook the risk.
A dentist with DOCS Education, a company offering training in dental sedation, wrote that the practice can put "as much as half a million extra in your pocket at retirement." Its website even features a shopping cart.
It is also extremely helpful if you ask your physician or child’s pediatrician to fax over the form when it is completed after your evaluation.
This allows a child to undergo deep sedation or general anesthesia in order to safely complete their necessary treatment.
Click here to learn more about in-office anesthesia, and Dr Kevin Dincher.
"Nothing could be further from the truth." But the dangers of anesthesia aren’t limited to the field of dentistry alone.
A 2011 paper published by the German Medical Association found that deaths related to anesthesia are on the rise, with one in 20 dying within a year of being treated with general anesthesia worldwide, TIME reports.