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Seven Children Hospitalized For Bacterial Disease Following Pulpotomies Treatment


September 14, 2016
by Kacey Montoya and Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime, KTLA 5

An investigation is underway by the  Orange County Health Care Agency after several children were hospitalized with serious bacterial infections following a common dental procedure.

The children were seen at Children’s Dental Group of Anaheim, located at 2156 E. Lincoln Ave.,  between May 3 and Aug. 2 for pulpotomies, or “baby root canals,” and later developed serious  bacterial infections. County health officials said eight children have been reported to have slowly progressive oral cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the mouth that can spread to the gum and bone.

Seven children have been hospitalized at Children’s Hospital Orange County, and officials were working to contact the parents of 500 more children who were also seen at the Anaheim dental clinic.

To view the full story, please visit: http://ktla.com/2016/09/13/7-oc-children-hospitalized-with-infections-following-routine-dental-procedure/


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