Teen dies after "routine" wisdom teeth extraction

Jun 17, 2015 2:29 PM by KARE

Sydney Galleger, a Minnesota teenager and junior in high school, died from complications after a wisdom teeth extraction procedure. Galleger's blood pressure skyrocketed, her pulse dropped and went into cardiac arrest.

Galleger's mother, Diane said paramedics stabilized her and then transferred her to University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. Galleger was experiencing seizures and doctors attempted to stop the swelling in her brain.

A week after the wisdom teeth extraction, Sydney Galleger passed away after a tough battle.


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