The risk of dying from anaesthesia is very low: about 0.58 cases per million. In comparison, Air Canada lists its fatality rate at 0.33 per million flights and lightening strikes are about 0.11 per million.
Source: Nkansah P, Is it Dangerous?, Oral Health, Vol 101, No 2, pg 3-6, Feb 2011.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)