Do you know the most common reason children have day surgery… UNHEALTHY TEETH! About 19,000 children aged 1-5 end up in hospital each year due to tooth decay so severe it requires surgical treatment. These children are under anesthesia for an average of 86 minutes having teeth filled and extracted. These alarming findings have raised a red flag of concern and have reinforced the need for prevention and early access to dental care. Severe dental problems are not only painful but have the potential to affect a child’s self-esteem and quality of life.
Source: National Post