Toddler Dies After Routine Dentist Visit

Family says she was there for a cavity filling
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2016 11:41 AM CDT
Toddler Dies After Routine Dentist Visit
Daisy Lynn Torres   (GoFundMe)

A seemingly healthy toddler making a routine visit to the dentist died in Austin this week under still-unexplained circumstances. Daisy Lynn Torres went to Austin Children's Dentistry Tuesday afternoon for what her family says was a cavity filling, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The 14-month-old was placed under anesthesia and stopped breathing at some point after that, according to a GoFundMe post by the family. Efforts to revive her at the North Austin Medical Center failed, and she was pronounced dead about five hours later, reports WTOC. State officials are investigating.

"Daisy was a happy baby full of life," says her aunt, Jessica Castaneda. "Next thing we know, we’re planning funeral arrangements." A woman in the office at the time whose child was waiting her turn says Daisy was put under anesthesia before having X-rays. "They weren't going to do the X-rays before she was asleep because of her age," she says. An autopsy was performed Thursday, but the cause of death has not been released. (More dentist stories.)

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