A teen attended a dental surgeon in Waterloo, Ontario last week to get his wisdom teeth removed, but instead he died.
After Leejay Levene was put under general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist noticed that he was struggling for air. After the anesthesiologist attempted to resuscitate Leejay, 911 was called.
Paramedics and doctors tried everything to try and keep the boy alive, but the next day the 18 year old died.
The Waterloo Region coroner is now trying to determine why the teen died. This accident should not have happened since Leejay seemed to be in good health, and was undergoing a normal dental procedure.
Dr. Timothy Wallace, the surgeon who was to perform Levene’s surgery last week, has practiced dentistry for 32 years and declined to discuss what went wrong during the surgery. He would only say that the tragedy occurred when the boy began having trouble breathing.
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