Dental anesthesia. Yes, but this doesn't happen very often. Of all surgeries done every day, you only rarely see this and it's not due to removing the wisdom teeth (or the surgical expect of tooth removal). The complications that end to cause deaths just like any most other surgeries is anesthesia related (typically being from Conacious sedation and/or general anesthesia), not the local anesthetic numbing agent.
Not likely. However, not getting a problematic wisdom tooth removed can endanger your oral and overall health. See your dentist or OS ASAP.
Rare instances. If the wisdom tooth becomes infected and you don't receive any treatment for the infection, it could be life threatening.
Technically yes. If any tooth is severely decayed, an abscess can develop. The bacteria can spread rapidly and enter your bloodstream, spreading to other parts of your body. Before the discovery of antibiotics, dental infections were one of the leading causes of death... That's why people extracted so many teeth. Although rare today, it is not unheard of.
Possible, but Rare. An infected wisdom tooth which remains in the mouth or jawbone can be a serious problem. Not only can it be very painful, but the infection can spread to neighboring areas, like the throat, the floor of the mouth, and the spaces between the muscles of your cheeks and face. Such infections often require hospitalization, surgery, high-dose antibiotics, and so on. They can be deadly. Don't wait. Read more...
Only if...... People don't & can't die from not removing their wisdom teeth, whether or not they are impacted. What one can die from is any infection in your mouth (or the rest of your body) which then spreads to other parts of your body causing major complications. If a wisdom tooth becomes infected, it can for example interfere with breathing, & thus may cause death. Best to avoid risk with problem tooth. Read more...