Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
A Minneapolis teen died a week after a simple procedure to remove her wisdom teeth at her local dentist office. Sydney Galleger went into the dentist on June 9th for a wisdom teeth extraction procedure.
The procedure had gone normal and as planned until the end when the dentist was finishing up and Sydney's heart rate began to drop and she went into cardiac arrest. The paramedics were quickly called into the dentist office and were able to perform CPR on her and get her stable enough to get into the hospital.
For a week Sydney had been having seizures and was in a coma-like state. It was announced by her parents Monday that she lost her life. According to a 2007 article in the American Journal of Public Health, about 5 million people every year get their wisdom teeth extracted. But along with any procedure that involves anesthesia, come with inherent risks.