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Father at Dentist Was in Waiting Room When He ‘Heard Somebody Screaming.’ It Was His Daughter

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“This little girl was frightened. I had to carry her out, she was shaking so bad."

A pair of Georgia parents are infuriated by the method a dentist employed to restrain their daughter during a routine procedure.

[sharequote align="right"]“We were sitting out in the waiting room and all of a sudden, we heard somebody screaming."[/sharequote]

James Crow told WSB-TV that he and his mother took his daughter, Elizabeth, to a Caarrollton dentist to have a tooth pulled. What ensued he could have never imagined.

Not allowed inside the exam room, Crow waited with his mother in the lobby.

“We were sitting out in the waiting room and all of a sudden, we heard somebody screaming,” Evelyn Crow told WBS.

The father rushed into the room and found his daughter bound with a tool called a "papoose board."

“I couldn’t see my kid in the body bag just strapped down to the bed, I couldn’t handle it,” Crow told WSB.

“This little girl was frightened. I had to carry her out, she was shaking so bad,” his mother added to the local news station.

Image source: James Crow via WBS-TV

An employee of the office told WSB that parents are required to sign a release form before the papoose board is used. Crow said he didn't recall being notified.

“The only thing they said was they were going to put her on some laughing gas,” he said.

A spokesperson for the Georgia Board of Dentistry told WBS that the tool is technically legal to use. Regardless, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry doesn't recommend its use under normal circumstances.

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