Heart Attack During Dental Surgery – Teen Dies After Complications During Wisdom Teeth Surgery

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA — Sydney Galleger, a 17-year-old high school student, suffered a heart attack after a routine wisdom teeth extraction on June 9. She was initially thought to have died until her mother, Diane Galleger, clarified on June 15 that her daughter was comatose.

Unfortunately, Sydney passed away on June 16 after hovering between life and death. According to a CaringBridge post from the Galleger family, Sydney’s funeral will be on Saturday June 20.

Though extremely rare, there have been multiple cases all over the world of wisdom teeth extraction-related deaths.

Eden Prairie Teen Dies After Complications During Wisdom Teeth Surgery « CBS Minnesota

Update: Diane Galleger, Sydney’s mother, said in a post on a CaringBridge page that her daughter had died. Visitation hours will be held Friday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, and a funeral service will be held on Saturday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just days after going in for a routine procedure at the dentist’s office, doctors have said there is nothing more they can do for a Eden Prairie teenager. The parents of 17-year-old Sydney Galleger shared on her CaringBridge website each step of her battle. She went in to get her wisdom teeth out Tuesday, and that’s when she went into cardiac arrest.

Source: Eden Prairie Teen Dies After Complications During Wisdom Teeth Surgery « CBS Minnesota