The staff should be prepared to recognize and respond to crisis situations.It also is appropriate to ask about the office's safety record, he added.8. Instinct matters, so if you feel unsettled, consult another doctor, Swanson said.“Get a second opinion if it's not a crisis — and very little dental work is a crisis,” Sibert added.
In an office setting,"by the time anyone gets there, the child is in such deep trouble, it’s too late,” said Sibert.
According to a Dallas Morning News investigation in 2015, a dental patient dies nearly every other day in the United States.
That’s more than 1,000 people over the course of five-and-a-half years.
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.
“I’m looking for justice so what happened doesn’t happen to other mothers,” she told Sacramento NBC affiliate KCRA.