Quoting Averie's Mommy 2-5-11:" im scared now! knowing that people have died from it ("
Theres risks but thats with any procedure and any type of anesethia.
I had one that was growing down and was next to a major nerve, there was possibility of temporary or permanent paralysis of the face. But I had an amazing surgeon and everything turned out fine. Its 2 sided, sometimes they can cause infections and that can be just as harmful.
I had level 4's out of 5. 5 being the worst impaction. And my recovery was fairly well. I had minimal swelling, and just kept up on my pain meds and rested. I had mine done 2 days before christmas when my LO was 9 months old.