Araceli Avila took her 3-year-old daughter, Daleyza Avila Hernandez, to Children’s Dental Surgery in Stockton, CA, after a referral from another dentist. Daleyza was scheduled to have two teeth pulled and caps replaced on two other teeth. It should have been a rather routine procedure.
But it didn’t turn out that way!
The little girl’s mother said she wasn’t allowed in the operating room while the procedure was taking place for hygienic reasons. After she sat in the waiting room for about 30 minutes, she noticed an ambulance pull up.
A nurse took Avila aside to inform her that something had gone wrong during the procedure. According to the nurse, Daleyza had an adverse reaction to the anesthetics and her heart stopped.
The little girl was transported to an area hospital where she later died. Doctors, however, are still not sure what caused Daleyza’s death.
“The nurse said ‘not to worry; maybe she has a heart problem that you didn’t know about.’ That is not true, my daughter was very healthy,” Avila told The Record in Stockton.
Opposing Views reports:
Two California parents are searching for answers after their 3-year-old daughter died during a routine dental procedure.
Araceli Avila brought her daughter, Daleyza Avila Hernandez, to Children’s Dental Surgery in Stockton, California, after being referred there by another dentist. KTXL reports that the 3-year-old girl was set to have two teeth pulled and have caps placed on two other teeth.