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Teen Dies After 'Routine' Wisdom Tooth Surgery

MSNBC.COM - When 17-year-old Jenny Olenick went in to have her wisdom teeth removed, her parents weren't worried. After all, wisdom tooth extraction is so common these days that it's almost become a rite of passage for teens. 

"She was supposed to be out of there in an hour and a half," Jenny's mom, Cathy Garger, told TODAY. "Just something we all do, going to the dentist. She was supposed resume normal functioning within about four days or so."

But the routine procedure quickly took a tragic turn. Just 15 minutes after Garger and her husband dropped Jenny off at the clinic  they received an urgent call from the oral surgeon's office. click here to read more

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