CBS: NO dental disease seen in toddler who died at NW Austin TX dental office after 6 crowns!
A forensic review of the medical records of the toddler who died at a Northwest Austin dental office show she had no indication of ANY dental disease that needed treatment.
The cause of death of 14-month-old Daisy Lynn Torres was determined earlier this week to be the result of complications of anesthesia administered for treatment to fill cavities, according to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Daisy Lynn Torres died in March at the North Austin Medical Center following a procedure atAustin Children’s Dentistry, located at 12501 Hymeadow Drive.
In a report released to the media from the American Board of Forensic Odontology, a review of Torres’ medical records showed her teeth to be free of any dental disease or dental restorations. Her teeth had been prepared to have stainless steel crowns placed on them, but the report states the treatment was unnecessary.
“One can only speculate as to why any treatment was performed considering no indication of dental disease or pathology was seen in dental radiographs …it is possible that the partially erupted teeth may have had a congenital enamel defects but not necessarily requiring treatment with a child of this age … no evidence that the child was in any type of pain was ever notated in the dental record,” the report said.