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2014-01-04 12:00:29 AM
If only we listened to the GOP and had tort reform to protect these medical professionals for the financial and emotional toll of their actions. These parents should get a $5 gift card to the Piggly Wiggly and a free lunch at Carl's Jr. "Carl's Jr, f*ck you. My kid is dead and I'm eating."

Thanks Obama.
 
2014-01-04 12:04:47 AM
Like the little girl who suffered brain damage after a tonsillectomy I have to wonder: if there were a zombie apocalypse would these girls come back?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2014-01-04 12:31:46 AM
Fillings and root canals for a 3-year old?!
 
2014-01-04 12:36:15 AM

FNG: Fillings and root canals for a 3-year old?!


Yeah, that confused me as well. Is this a thing? Because pediatric dosing for meds is, like, wicked complicated compared to adults. They still use weight, but they add other stuff in there because the organs are not fully developed and other stuff.

Were the parents even made aware of the danger?
 
2014-01-04 01:18:08 AM
'Specially if he's working on your lowers

/seriously... something is way f*cking wrong with this picture
 
2014-01-04 02:13:33 AM

FNG: Fillings and root canals for a 3-year old?!


Exactly. Now a filling on a baby tooth I could understand if it's a large cavity that's causing the child pain, but a root canal? That's crazy.
 
2014-01-04 02:35:51 AM
Did they find a Balrog?
 
2014-01-04 02:36:48 AM
It should go without saying that under no circumstances do you want to have any extensive dental work done on your child -- including simple fillings, IMHO -- without getting a second opinion from another dentist.
 
2014-01-04 02:39:22 AM
Brain damage? I don't sharpness filling soda cans! Smooth dancing sheep in worlds made.


/Taffeta, taffeta
 
2014-01-04 02:40:08 AM
Mental Dalpractice!
 
2014-01-04 02:41:30 AM

FNG: Fillings and root canals for a 3-year old?!


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2014-01-04 02:42:29 AM
The NY Daily News has the douchiest headline I have seen in a while, even for them: "Hawaii family sues dentist for root canal that left 3-year-old girl BRAIN DEAD". You can just feel the sensationalism and apparent enjoyment they get from having something tragic to report.
 
2014-01-04 02:43:14 AM

Bathia_Mapes: FNG: Fillings and root canals for a 3-year old?!

Exactly. Now a filling on a baby tooth I could understand if it's a large cavity that's causing the child pain, but a root canal? That's crazy.


I was confused as hell by that too? A three year old still has baby teeth, why on earth would you even fill them if the fillings were that bad? You'd think pulling it would be a better solution. And a root canal... what the hell?

So. Confused.
 
2014-01-04 02:43:52 AM
No one asked if it was safe?
 
2014-01-04 02:45:40 AM
This is too much.  I'm not reading links anymore.

Off to a happy place la la la la
 
2014-01-04 02:47:28 AM
Was she over-sedated with medications or did they just keep her unattended? I don't really understand the facts. This is messed up.
 
2014-01-04 02:49:32 AM

JorgiX: The NY Daily News has the douchiest headline I have seen in a while, even for them: "Hawaii family sues dentist for root canal that left 3-year-old girl BRAIN DEAD". You can just feel the sensationalism and apparent enjoyment they get from having something tragic to report.


To be fair, the NY Daily News staff and readership can identify with "BRAIN DEAD".
 
2014-01-04 02:51:49 AM

fusillade762: Like the little girl who suffered brain damage after a tonsillectomy I have to wonder: if there were a zombie apocalypse would these girls come back?


She was not so little. She was morbidly obese if you see her picture. And she didnt just have a "simple tonsillectomy" as the heartstringpulling media would like you to believe. She had three operations at once because she had sleep apnea.
 
2014-01-04 02:52:54 AM

FNG: Fillings and root canals for a 3-year old?!


They should've just given her some robitussin.
 
2014-01-04 03:11:41 AM
This isn't meant to be shiat head snarky, but was a rape kit performed?

Things may heal while she's a vegetable, so maybe they'll never know.  This is very strange to be doing root canals on a 3 year old.

Hell, I took my 2 year old to the dentist for the first time and all they did was piss him off and rub fluoride on his teeth.
 
2014-01-04 03:12:38 AM
FTFA: Finley's mother, Ashley Boyle, said she first took her daughter to the dentist in November, when she was told her daughter needed six fillings and four root canals, she said.

Moderately educated, rational person, "I'm clearly being fleeced for a big fat insurance payday by a charlatan.  I should inform the appropriate authorities."
Farkwit breeder, "Anything for my precious spawn!  The medical man will make everything happy!"

The only hope for this child would have been to be orphaned.
 
2014-01-04 03:13:45 AM
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This is how i feel about this story. Pretty freaking sad and upsetting that a 3 year old had to die because of negligence like this.

/not a dragon ball z fan
 
2014-01-04 03:13:55 AM
The dentist recommended fillings for my 3-yo.  I was rather shocked when she recommended the filling, thinking a) my child barely has any candy and only is allowed one fruit drink a day, plus she brushes her teeth every night and b) wtf they are just baby teeth they will fall out. The dentist explained that some children's teeth just have deep grooves and food gets caught in there. Since the teeth are so small and children aren't really coordinated at brushing it causes decay. She also said that in anextreme case, and left unchecked, this cavity could lead to decay in the adult tooth under it.

The difference is that our dentist didn't use any anaesthetic, convinced my daughter that she was 'painting' special butterflies and fairies on her teeth when she first used the drill, then used a kind of epoxy filler stuff that she painted on her tooth. The whole deal lasted 1 min from the point I said... umm ok give her a filling, to when she was getting a sticker for being so good.  Also my dentist specialised in children.
 
2014-01-04 03:19:13 AM
Clear negligence. It shouldn't have happened.
 
2014-01-04 03:22:00 AM
Okay, fixing a misshapen jaw in a 3 year old might make some sense, as it might be a problem easily headed off as a toddler.

Root canals in baby teeth? FTS! What's so wrong that you think root canals are needed? That's like laundering paper towels.
 
2014-01-04 03:22:09 AM
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lol, wut?
 
2014-01-04 03:25:42 AM

the_chief: Did they find a Balrog?


You shall not floss!
 
2014-01-04 03:32:58 AM
FTFA: ..."when she was told her daughter needed six fillings and four root canals"

Sorry for your loss but HOW ABOUT TEACHING YOUR KID TO BRUSH? My little one is 3 and brushes his farking teeth.
 
2014-01-04 03:34:19 AM
I actually had a root canal on one of my baby teeth. Granted, I was several years older than the kid in TFA.
 
2014-01-04 03:36:23 AM
Here in the OC a dentist got out of prison after killing 3 patients in one month back in the 80s. His brother who is also a dentist testified at his parole hearing against his being released saying justice would not be served.
 
2014-01-04 03:45:44 AM
Yeah, I'm thinking six fillings & four root canals is a bit much.

A baby root canal isn't uncommon, but damn. Either the parents totally farked up the kid's teeth or that Dentist was totally trying to get as much out of the parents as possible... or a combination of farked up.

NewportBarGuy: If only we listened to the GOP and had tort reform to protect these medical professionals for the financial and emotional toll of their actions. These parents should get a $5 gift card to the Piggly Wiggly and a free lunch at Carl's Jr. "Carl's Jr, f*ck you. My kid is dead and I'm eating."

Thanks Obama.


Or, we could be like Canada & set limits on medical malpractice lawsuits.

Thanks Jean Poutine.
 
2014-01-04 03:49:53 AM

kendelrio: FTFA: ..."when she was told her daughter needed six fillings and four root canals"

Sorry for your loss but HOW ABOUT TEACHING YOUR KID TO BRUSH? My little one is 3 and brushes his farking teeth.


Hell.  It's almost like repeated dentist visits is cheaper than Colgate to some people around here.  I've seen quite a few kids around here with choppers that would make Richard Kiel do a double take.
 
2014-01-04 03:53:42 AM
Sounds like somebody visited a quack. There is no root canal in milk teeth; you'd be drilling into the adult tooth underneath.
 
2014-01-04 03:53:51 AM
My kid had a filling when she was four. I didn't think anything was wrong w/her teeth, and just wanted her to have a positive opinion of the dentist so she wouldn't be afraid the way some kids can get. That being said, turned out she had one cavity, and as above, didn't even need an anesthetic. From what I understood the dentist explained that you want to keep the baby teeth in decent shape so that it saves room in the mouth for the adult teeth...kind of like a place holder.
 
2014-01-04 03:55:38 AM

haolegirl: My kid had a filling when she was four. I didn't think anything was wrong w/her teeth, and just wanted her to have a positive opinion of the dentist so she wouldn't be afraid the way some kids can get. That being said, turned out she had one cavity, and as above, didn't even need an anesthetic. From what I understood the dentist explained that you want to keep the baby teeth in decent shape so that it saves room in the mouth for the adult teeth...kind of like a place holder.


Also I live like ten minutes from there, I can't imagine what the family is going thru. :-(
 
2014-01-04 04:04:29 AM
This reminds me of the X-Files episode about the plastic surgeons who were being possessed by a witch.
 
2014-01-04 04:11:14 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: Sounds like somebody visited a quack. There is no root canal in milk teeth; you'd be drilling into the adult tooth underneath.


If the kid's baby tooth is screwed up & infected enough, they'll do a "baby root canal" (pulpotomy?) to get out all the problem stuff in order to leave the rest of the baby tooth there & make sure the adult teeth come in the right place.
 
2014-01-04 04:11:26 AM
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It could be worse.
 
2014-01-04 04:15:45 AM
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2014-01-04 04:22:52 AM

legion_of_doo: Coming on a Bicycle: Sounds like somebody visited a quack. There is no root canal in milk teeth; you'd be drilling into the adult tooth underneath.

If the kid's baby tooth is screwed up & infected enough, they'll do a "baby root canal" (pulpotomy?) to get out all the problem stuff in order to leave the rest of the baby tooth there & make sure the adult teeth come in the right place.


Yep. Dig out the problem and slap a cap on it.
 
2014-01-04 04:29:55 AM
Fillings on baby teeth I understand, especially for a 3 year old -- she's got perhaps 10 years left with those teeth or lack thereof. Letting them rot or pulling them, especially if it was 6 separate teeth, might be kind of bad. Root canal, though? That sounds like if the teeth were already to that state, they need to be gone and maybe replaced with something else. (Evidently that can be done -- I had a friend who said he had lived with some kind of replacement baby teeth because he lost most of his teeth at age 5.)

Side story: I had a filling done as a kid, maybe at about age 8. I remember the dentist claimed that he carved my initials into the filling (I doubt that he really did.)
 
2014-01-04 04:38:48 AM
I can't think of any valid reason that a 3 yo would need root canals

How did a 3 yo end up with needing so much dental work?
A diet of pure sugar and never brushing?

I wonder about this mother
 
2014-01-04 04:47:47 AM

OscarTamerz: Here in the OC a dentist got out of prison after killing 3 patients in one month back in the 80s. His brother who is also a dentist testified at his parole hearing against his being released saying justice would not be served.


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2014-01-04 04:51:50 AM

Man On Pink Corner: It should go without saying that under no circumstances do you want to have any extensive dental work done on your child -- including simple fillings, IMHO -- without getting a second opinion from another dentist.


And this again.

ROOT CANALS??? For a THREE-YEAR OLD?? Mother of god, while I wouldn't wish any more agony on the parents, what the F*CK were they even thinking? Just pull her teeth and wait till the big ones come in ffs.
 
2014-01-04 06:07:03 AM

the_chief: Did they find a Balrog?


Came to post this. The dentist drilled toodeep, and too greedily.
 
2014-01-04 06:13:58 AM
antibiotics when pregnant will stuff up the kids teeth, horrible stuff. Maybe it was there when she was born and did require a lot of treatment.
 
2014-01-04 06:32:54 AM

Kevin72: fusillade762: Like the little girl who suffered brain damage after a tonsillectomy I have to wonder: if there were a zombie apocalypse would these girls come back?

She was not so little. She was morbidly obese if you see her picture. And she didnt just have a "simple tonsillectomy" as the heartstringpulling media would like you to believe. She had three operations at once because she had sleep apnea.


So she comes back as a fat, snoring zombie?
 
2014-01-04 06:34:30 AM

JorgiX: The NY Daily News has the douchiest headline I have seen in a while, even for them: "Hawaii family sues dentist for root canal that left 3-year-old girl BRAIN DEAD". You can just feel the sensationalism and apparent enjoyment they get from having something tragic to report.


Yep.

As far as newspapers are concerned, I think that's been the case ever since Mr, Hearst owned a bunch of them back in the 19th century...

/ and I'm sure that behavior predates him, just on a smaller scale
 
2014-01-04 07:20:35 AM
It isn't too unusual to find people with baby teeth that never fell out. My first wife had four milk teeth that had no replacements underneath and I've known a couple others like that. It seems to be hereditary. If there were no adult teeth underneath then I could see root canals being performed. Its not like you can give a three year old dental implants, permanent solutions have to wait until the jaw is no longer developing.
 
2014-01-04 07:20:42 AM
FTA:The Island Dentistry website states it has been permanently closed and directs patients to an e-mail address.

Gee, you don't suppose there was anything in any way shady going on there, do you?  If this was a decent, established practice, I doubt they'd close over a single problem.
 
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