14 Year old Boy Dies Within 24 Hours of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

Unfortunately another case of a person dieing after having wisdom teeth removed has occurred. See this page for some additional information on death from wisdom teeth removal. In this case a young 14 year old boy died within 24 hours after having his wisdom teeth removed. This story has been covered over at DailyMail located at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073128/Ben-Ellis-14-dies-just-hours-having-wisdom-teeth-removed.html The article states the young man had wisdom teeth removed early on a late Wednesday morning. He then took one penicillin tablet and one Oxycodone. He was then found to be dead early the following morning. An autopsy and toxicology tests are currently being performed. As indicated by a few of the commentators on the article it is not clear that the death was from the wisdom teeth removal but as speculation it would appear to be the contributing factor.

Free Speech Rights For Patients Online

An interesting article appears over on drbicuspid.com over at http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=pmt&pag=dis&ItemID=309247 titled “Lawsuit claims dentist stifled patients’ free speech rights” by Donna Domino and posted on Dec. 1 2011. A discussion is made of a New York dentist and a class action lawsuit that was filed in late November. The complaint was filed by the Public Citizen Litigation Group. In the case a patient went to the New York dentist and signed an agreement by Medical Justice  in which the patient agreed not to denigrate or disparage the dentist on the Internet or other broadcast media. The patient went to the dentist because of a sore tooth and was charged $4,766 for two office visits. The patient says the insurance claim was sent to the wrong insurance company and was 25 times the going rate. The patient requested his records so … Read more

Potentially Rare Complications of Having a Tooth Removed

Last week an article appeared in the Post Tribune by the Chicago Sun Times titled “Tooth extraction brings unlikely complications,” written by Mark Taylor and published November 27, 2011. http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/lake/8563272-418/tooth-extraction-brings-unlikely-complications.html A discussion is made of a 58 year old man who came down with a toothache in wisdom tooth #31. He gets an appointment with an oral surgeon who pulls the tooth. Five days later he comes down with a severe headache and begins to lose control of his right hand. He eventually ends up at a hospital emergency room and an MRI is taken. He tells them that he just had a tooth pulled but they tell him it is a brain tumor and it has to come out. During the surgery the doctor realizes there is no tumor and later tests show fluid in the brain which included … Read more

Music to Listen to After Wisdom Teeth Removal: Jazz Songs

I have previously posted entries on some music you can listen to after having your wisdom teeth removal. See this post http://blog.teethremoval.com/music-to-listen-to-after-wisdom-teeth-removal-rock-and-roll-songs/ for some great rock and roll songs and see this post http://blog.teethremoval.com/music-to-listen-to-after-wisdom-teeth-removal-youtube-musicians/ for some excellent musicians on YouTube who are worth a listen. Now I would like to continue with some more music you can listen to after having wisdom teeth extracted with a focus on some excellent jazz songs. Dave Koz – Together Again. I have seen Dave Koz a few times live and he is an excellent saxophone player. Kaori Kobayashi – Walk in the Night. Suprisingly I have only learned of Kaori Kobayashi recently. She is from Japan and I play the saxophone myself so I tend to enjoy saxophone players. Mindi Abair – Smile Peter White and Grover Washington Jr. – Midnight in Manhattan … Read more

Do Teeth Define Your Personality?

I was alerted to an interesting infographic that was just produced by http://submitinfographics.com/ The infographic discusses some different characteristics of teeth. It also discusses some statistics about how 164 million work hours per year are spent treating dental problems for adults and 51 million school hours per year are spent treating dental problems for children. (Click to enlarge) [Via: Carrington College’s Dental Assisting Training Program]