Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 06 January 2011 13:29
A 13-year-old girl from Elyria, Ohio died Monday from the effects of what happened during a routine dental procedure.
Marissa Kingery had been on life support for about two weeks after being rushed to the hospital during a dental appointment. The dentist used anesthesia on the girl, who was supposed to have two baby teeth removed and needed work on a third tooth.
The girl was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland because things went wrong when she was under the anesthesia. The preliminary cause of death is a lack of oxygen, according to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, but no final ruling will be made until all of the tests are conducted.