Child who died after dental visit laid to rest

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HOUSTON, Texas (KXAN) — A little girl who died after a visit to an Austin dentist last week has been laid to rest in Houston.

Fourteen-month-old Daisy Lynn Torres was buried on Wednesday, April 7. Her family tells KXAN she had a butterfly and dove release. The family also says the dentist office, Austin Children’s Dentistry, offered to pay for the child’s funeral expenses but family says they didn’t accept anything.

Betty Squier, the girl’s mother, said she took her child in for a procedure on Tuesday, March 29 but while there for two cavity fills, the dental office told her that there were more problems with her daughter’s teeth than expected. While Squier says she was nervous to sedate her daughter for the procedure, she thought it was the right choice to deal with the cavities.

“They told me that it’s something that they do all the time and it’s not a big deal,” said Squier.

Squier says the dentist initially told her that her daughter was fine after the procedure started and the situation was under control, but they had performed CPR. Squier says she later found out her daughter was not breathing and had gone into cardiac arrest. Austin-Travis County EMS arrived to take Daisy Lynn to the hospital where she died a few hours later.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is still waiting for toxicology results to help determine Daisy Lynn’s cause of death. Those results typically take six to eight weeks to get back.The family is planning a candlelight vigil for the public in the near future.

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