The death of a 17-year-old girl as a result of negligence during wisdom tooth surgery has raised several concerns about the surgery and it’s actual need in today’s society.
Deaths relating to wisdom teeth surgery has been on the rise and several dentists are claiming that the surgery is not as necessary as certain people make it seem and it can turn into a scam for easy money in some situations. The Maryland teenager who underwent surgery in March 2011 did not pass away during the surgery but rather 10 days later from complications linking back to the surgery.
She suffered from hypoxia during the surgery due to the negligence of her oral surgeon as well as her anesthesiologist not monitoring her oxygen levels closely enough. She began feeling sick and fell into a coma, ultimately dying in April. Her parents have filed a medical negligence lawsuit against both physicians involved in the procedure.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this tragic time.