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Teens keep dying while getting wisdom teeth extractions

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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Two teenagers recently died due to complications involved with having their wisdom teeth surgically extracted. Jenny Olenick, a 17-year-old girl from Maryland died while her surgery was taking place, and 14-year-old Ben Ellis from Georgia died just one day after his surgery.


I got my wisdom teeth pulled a couple years ago as a teenager. I remember being told the risks of the operation, and one of the most likely errors is the wisdom tooth being accidentally pushed into the sinus cavity which causes many problems and more money being spent. I was told of the risk of death and had to sign paperwork. The sinus cavity thing was something i was afraid of going into surgery cause i had an extra 5th wisdom tooth near my sinus. Luckily my surgery went well.




Ellis appeared fine all throughout the day following his procedure. But after he took one penicillin tablet and one oxycodone tablet that evening, as instructed, his parents found him dead the following day Learn more




One such myth, of course, is that wisdom tooth extraction is necessary to "prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing," a claim that is still made by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Friedman says that more than two-thirds of all wisdom tooth extractions are medically unnecessary, and that most patients would be perfectly fine if they just left their wisdom teeth alone.


Now is it all just a big scam.


"Third-molar surgery is a multibillion-dollar industry that generates significant income for the dental profession," said Jay Friedman, a California-based dental consultant, in the AJPH report concerning the $3 billion a year the dental industry generates from wisdom tooth extraction surgeries. "It is driven by misinformation and myths that have been exposed before but that continue to be promulgated by the profession."


Did people in the past have problems with wisdom teeth or is this a new age problem. Could there be something in our environment that causes our wisdom teeth to go out of control. Could it be that it is driven by misinformation and myths like the quote stated above.

Now the only good thing i think i got out of surgery was a bottle of Vicodin


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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Ok I see the source, I wouldn't be too afraid, but I have heard of complications with exposed jawbone. I haven't had my wisdom teeth pulled but I will probably next year, they are getting cavities and are hard to clean, it costs 250$ per tooth to pull at my dentist.
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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I really don't know alot about this because I didn't have to have mine removed. I've heard from others though that you don't need to have them removed unless they are causing alot of pain because there isn't enough room to come in, or if they get infected. Your post made me wonder if dentists are removing them even when they don't have to be removed. If so, I'm sure it is for the sole purpose of profit.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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Hurts my wisdom teeth to read this! I'm 20 and I still have my wisdom teeth...

I'm told I get it removed this next summer but uhhhh, I say NO



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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I had a problem with my wisdom teeth when younger, and had the option to have them removed or the gum cut away in the dentist.Being not so brave i had the gum cut away, and havent had a problem with them since. The amount of deaths is a bit disturbing but why are they having them removed in the first place , and are the deaths related to medication taken afterwards, or some sort of infection etc, maybe this need more looking into.Although i have my wisdom teeth still , methinks they didnt make me wise

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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i had my wisdom teeth pulled on 2 seperate visits. I had them pulled, as like another member stated, cause its hard to get all the way back there and clean them. From what I gather, the wisdom were for the chewing of raw meats, way way way back in the day. And now we have so much sugar intake, that they often decay easier. My operations went well, except for my 2nd visit. When I woke up, and got home, I noticed severe "burn" marks on my back, as if I had been electricuted. I am fine now, though I swear theres still a piece in there. These stories seem like they could be complications with medicine. I am allergic to penecilin, and oxycodone doest make my stomache feel so good.. So just a thought.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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I've never heard of the risk of death, and didn't need to sign anything. then again, I live north of the border..... The cost was covered by my dental plan (dependent at the time so not really mine) so I can;t see it beeing a big money maker up here.




Ellis appeared fine all throughout the day following his procedure. But after he took one penicillin tablet and one oxycodone tablet that evening, as instructed, his parents found him dead the following day Learn more


I would attribute the risk of death more to possibility of a reaction of the mixing drugs rather than an affect of having teeth pulled....



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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In the past we lost a lot more teeth and the wisdom teeth grew to replace the ones we lost in the back of our mouths.
I had all mine removed because I didnt have enough room for them, I had my jaw broken in 4 places because they were so hard to remove,(my roots are massive)
But I remember the pain I had when they gave me jip and Iam so glad they got removed (even though I had to eat thru a straw for a month).



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Well, damn. i have a dentist apointment for tomorrow because my gum is growing over one of my wisdom teeth. guess i wont be getting the tooth removed and ill just have the gum cut lol



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by britelite1971
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I really don't know alot about this because I didn't have to have mine removed. I've heard from others though that you don't need to have them removed unless they are causing alot of pain because there isn't enough room to come in, or if they get infected. Your post made me wonder if dentists are removing them even when they don't have to be removed. If so, I'm sure it is for the sole purpose of profit.


Mine never came through at all.
When I got a full dental plan though, the dentist told me they had to come out because they were impacted, so they went in and got them. I was never told there were any risks. I wonder if the risk is less when you're older? I was in my 30s.
I don't think they needed to come out, I didn't have any pain, there was room in my mouth for them, if they had ever come through the gums. They weren't infected either.
I think my dentist just looked at my dental plan as an easy way to get paid.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Do two deaths consist of an epidemic?

The problem is that as a hominid, we have 32 teeth, but we have grown more "gracile" as a species, so our jaws aren't really big enough tio handle the third molars. Brutes like Neanderthal would have had no problem.

If your wisdom teeth are "impacted," you'd best get them removed. First, they often grow in sideways or at an angle, so this pushes against your other teeth. Second, if they have partially erupted, you have part of the tooth showing, which is terribly difficult to keep clean. Filling a cavity on a wisdom tooth is next to impossible.

Most people will get their wisdom teeth out eventually, because eventually they are going to cause problems.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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It's not a scam. I personally was told by one dentist that i would most likely not need my wisdom teeth removed, though that was many years ago before they came in. However when they did finally start coming in, one of the four began to put ever-increasing pressure on the molar immediately adjacent to it, and eventually it cracked and destroyed that molar. So today i am missing a molar, but on the bright side i'm very wise thanks to keeping my wisdom teeth.

Just saying that if your dentist thinks you need the surgery, you probably do. The above can happen to anyone.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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A few years back, I had to get mine extracted also. That went off without any problems. Not long after, I had to get another removed because it was causing problems. I remember being in the chair, slightly aware.. the doc used this ice pick looking thing to get under the tooth and pull it free..

Then his hand slipped, I felt a THUMP and he said "oh boy"... He shoved the thing a good 3 inches. I seen how far down his hand went. I suddenly started to feel a weird airflow in my nose. I told him very weakly that I could breathe from my mouth into my nose through my sinuses. He patched me up and sent me to a specialist to fix it.

Those bastards charged me! Till this day, I still recieve a bill every month or so, asking for their money.

Think I should pay them?



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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i think you can sue them for medical malpractice if its causing you a problem.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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It should not surprise me that as usual the medical care mob cartel wants to now target younger and younger generations, but as usual it comes with a price and they get to walk free while families of this younger victims to malpractice get to suffer the lost of their love ones.

If you don't have a problem with your wisdom teeth you have not reason to have them removed.

Plain and simple.

I only grew the upper jaw ones the lower jaw never came out for some reason and some genetic code I am one of those few that never developed my lower jaw wisdom teeth, so a usual I was told "that having only the upper ones was not natural" and that I should have them extracted, I decline for most of my young adult life, at the end I had no choice but have them remove as they became damage, didn't have problems with the surgery, I guess I was lucky, but I wasn't a teen either



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I had my wisdoms removed when i was in 10th or 11th grade. i think it was 11th grade.
Anyways,
I dont think i was warned over a risk of death, but i live in canada.

Why would you give someone oxycodone for something as benign as wisdom tooth pain. We get tylenol 3 here (codeine). Perhaps its had something to do with that, an unnecessary prescription, especially for teens.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Other than headaches that I cannot prove is related, I dont think I really have a case. Yet, I still dont feel I should have to pay them, even if it is only a few hundred. I have no idea what he might have done, and the specialist is one he refered so... I wouldnt have gotten an answer from him, I suspect.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by AzureSky
I had my wisdoms removed when i was in 10th or 11th grade. i think it was 11th grade.
Anyways,
I dont think i was warned over a risk of death, but i live in canada.

Why would you give someone oxycodone for something as benign as wisdom tooth pain. We get tylenol 3 here (codeine). Perhaps its had something to do with that, an unnecessary prescription, especially for teens.
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The only risk I had when I was going through my surgery was the anastisia, which can kill you. Dry socket probably wouldnt kill ya but it would hurt like hell. Though, nasty bacteria and such could hurt ya to death...



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Any surgery, no matter how minor, comes with risks.

Though I agree with the poster who said that oxy seems a little heavy.
Some people are allergic to opiates.

If that person has never taken opiates, it could of depressed their breathing.

I was put out because I had to have all four removed. I am also a later bloomer and didn't get them removed till I was 25.

Mine is necessary because I have a tiny jaw. I don't have room for the teeth I have.
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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I had no problems with my wisdom teeth UNTIL I had a dentist talk me into having them removed at the age of 35.

I was 16 when I realized I had new teeth in my mouth, no pain, no nothing, just the realization when brushing one day that they were coming in earlier than most. *laughs I guess that means I was very wise at a young age


My jaw has not stopped hurting for one single moment since I had them removed. I have been told it's "phantom" pain and to learn to live with it.... phantom my ass. I believe he did some real damage to the nerves in my jaw as no amount of pain medication or any type of pain medication has done any good what so ever.

I really wish I had gone with my instincts and left them alone.

The dentists are now trying to talk my teen daughter into getting hers removed. I certainly am not moving very fast on this one let me tell ya. I may just leave it be unless they give her problems when they do come in.

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