A San Diego area man died after what was supposed to be a routine procedure to remove two wisdom teeth, his family said.
Marek Lapinski, 25, began coughing during the March 21 surgery in Temecula, according to medical records his family provided Fox 5 San Diego. Medical personnel administered propofol, his family told the television station, and Lapinski went into cardiac arrest.
He was taken to an area hospital, where he died March 24, according to a website set up in his honor. An autopsy is pending.
Lapinski was a founding partner and vice president of Tactical 3rd Dimension, which develops night-vision technology, according to the website.
Family members told Fox 5 that they had several concerns about what might have caused his death, and said he had no health issues they were aware of.