Recently, another unfortunate case has occurred where a 24 year old man has died after having his wisdom teeth removed in California. See this page for some additional information on death from wisdom teeth removal. Also see other blog posts such as this one 14 Year old Boy Dies Within 24 Hours of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed. In this recent case the 24 year old man saw an oral surgeon in California to have wisdom teeth extracted on March 21, 2013. He was given 6 different sedatives including propofol. During the surgery he began to cough and went into cardiac arrest. He was then taken to a hospital and was found to have two pieces of gauze in his airway. He then died three days later. It is not clear if the gauze contributed to his death. An autopsy report is currently being performed. More information about this can be found in the article by Gillian Mohey titled “Young Tech Wiz Dead after Wisdom Tooth Surgery,” http://abcnews.go.com/Health/man-dies-wisdom-teeth-removed/story?id=18869553#.UWBe3Tdpuux from April 3, 2013, and the article by CBSLA.com titled “Calif. Entrepreneur, 24, Dies After Getting Wisdom Teeth Pulled Out,” http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/02/calif-entrepreneur-25-dies-after-getting-wisdom-teeth-pulled-out/ from April 2, 2013.