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23-Year-Old Hawaiian Woman in Coma Following Routine Dental Procedure

May 7, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to Hawaii News Now, a young mother of two is on life support after going in for a routine dental procedure to get her wisdom teeth pulled.

The 23-year-old’s boyfriend dropped her off at the dentist on the morning of March 17 for the procedure. The mother of two went in to have all four wisdom teeth pulled at a dentist’s office in Hilo, when something went wrong.

“She went into cardiac arrest and they had to use a defibrillator and shocked her…stunned her heart,” the woman’s boyfriend told Hawaii News Now.

The woman was flown to Maui Medical Center where the family says she is unresponsive and her heart is too weak to perform any further medical procedures.

The 23 year old has a four-year-old son and a three-month-old baby at home. The woman’s family says that she did not have any other medical conditions or allergies that would have been a factor, and also says she was in great physical shape.

“It’s really hard, especially for her family and just having our three month old son and to be put in this situation is really hard. It’s very strenuous and stressful for everyone,” the boyfriend added.

This is the second dental tragedy in Hawaii in three months: a three-year-old boy died in January after falling into a coma during a dental procedure in Oahu.

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