Donny Grigsby went to the dentist in March 2016 to have four teeth removed due to an abscessed tooth. When he woke up, however, he found all of his teeth had been extracted.
Mass Tooth Extraction
Grigsby’s wife first suspected something was awry after spending over 5 hours in the waiting room. She then discovered that the staff at White River Dental in Columbus, Indiana “elected” to pull the rest of the man’s teeth to avoid spread of the infection.
“What do you mean you elected to pull all of his teeth? She said they were afraid that the infection would spread from the one tooth that was abscessed. There is blood all over him, all over his shirt. And my husband is droopy-eyed, he’s not responsive,” she said.
Amanda Grigsby called an ambulance, where her husband coded twice on the way to the hospital. “He said he had been put into a medically-induced coma and he was laying there. And this dentist needs to be stopped,” she said.
Despite remembering little about that fateful day, Donny says the entire ordeal has had a significant impact on his self-esteem. “I am so ashamed now. I have no teeth. I woke up with no clothes on. I was scared.” The man told The Indy Channel that he now has to use an oxygen tank because of a blood clot related to the procedure.
The family has hired an attorney and plans to sue the dentist for malpractice. The dental office has yet to comment on the story, only stating that the dentist “…is unable to respond to media about any patient allegations directed toward himself or his dental practice without express written consent from the patient or patient representative.”