Trends in death associated with pediatric dental sedation and general anesthesia.

  title={Trends in death associated with pediatric dental sedation and general anesthesia.},
  author={Helen H Lee and Peter L Milgrom and Helene Starks and Wylie Burke},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  volume={23 8},
BACKGROUND Inadequate access to oral health care places children at risk of caries. Disease severity and inability to cooperate often result in treatment with general anesthesia (GA). Sedation is increasingly popular and viewed as lower risk than GA in community settings. Currently, few data are available to quantify pediatric morbidity and mortality related to dental anesthesia. OBJECTIVE Summarize dental anesthesia-related pediatric deaths described in media reports. METHODS Review of… CONTINUE READING
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