Anesthesia to blame for Texas toddler’s death following dental visit

Daisy Lynn Torres died following surgery at a dental office in Austin, Texas

A Texas child died following a dental procedure.

AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — The cause of death of 14-month-old Daisy Lynn Torres, who died on March 29 at a Northwest Austin dental office, has been determined to be the result of anesthesia administered for the treatment of tooth decay.

The results of an autopsy couldn’t definitively say if there was anything else that contributed to her death, the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.

Betty Squier, the girl’s mother, said the dental office told her that there were more problems with her daughter’s teeth than expected; she had six cavities, four more than they thought she had.

Squier said the dental staff at Austin Children’s Dentistry, located on Hymeadow Drive, told her they sedated young patients all the time and that it was nothing to worry about.

Squier said in a previous report that she was nervous to sedate her daughter.

“They started right away with her and it wasn’t long until they called me back there saying there were complications,” her mother said.

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