This girl was on fire.
At least that’s what a lawsuit filed against her dentist claims.
The parents of a 5-year-old Las Vegas girl are accusing Dr. Deep Karan Dhillon of setting their daughter’s mouth on fire during a routine procedure, the Associated Press reported. The unidentified girl suffered burns in her mouth and spent four days in the hospital recovering.
The lawsuit alleges that Dhillon accidentally caused a spark on the girl’s teeth while she was under anesthetics, according to the AP. That spark “caused the throat pack in (the girl’s) mouth to ignite and produce a fire” that lasted one or two seconds.
The girl was at the dentist to have several crowns put on her teeth, local CBS affiliate KIRO reported. As part of the procedure, Dhillon used a tool called a diamond bur to smooth the girl’s teeth. But the lawsuit alleges that during the procedure the bur sparked, igniting the fire.
After her initial four-day hospitalization, the girl had to return to the hospital a week later and spent nine days there, according to KIRO. The lawsuit said that her epiglottis, throat, tongue, mouth, lips and other areas of her mouth were burned.
The family is seeking $15,000 in damages, the AP reported. Dhillon said he was unaware of the lawsuit.