Mrs M from the South East contacted the Dental Law Partnership after she was exposed to poor dental treatment. After outlining the case to our specialist team of solicitors, we were able to successfully secure £4,500 worth of damages for our client so she could begin to put the ordeal behind her.
Mrs M had never had any issues with her oral health in the past, and it was a shock to her when she began to experience toothache. As a long standing patient of Dr T’s, Mrs M thought she could trust him to recommend the right treatment.
Dr T advised that Mrs M would need root canal treatment and crown provision in order to repair the damage in her aching tooth. She agreed to the procedure in the hope that her pain would subside.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan for Mrs M. Following the root canal treatment and placement of the crown, Mrs M began to experience a loose feeling in her tooth, which she quickly became concerned about. She raised this issue with Dr T, who explained that everything was fine with her new crown and she did not have anything to worry about. It was only when the crown fell out that Mrs M decided she needed to get a second opinion.
Mrs M’s new examination revealed that the tooth had fractured and a dental implant would actually be required, as the extent of damage was so severe. It was noted that Dr T had failed to remove all of the dental caries from the tooth and did not place a satisfactory fitting core and crown; this resulted in progressive decay and an un-restorable tooth. Not only did Mrs M lose one of her teeth, she now requires an implant supported crown.
After Mrs M outlined the situation to the Dental Law Partnership, we immediately set to work on getting her the compensation she deserved. The client was awarded £4,500 in an out-of-court settlement.
There’s no need to keep quiet if you have experienced poor levels of care as a result of your dentist. Get in touch with the Dental Law Partnership on 0808 252 7647 today or contact us online here to discuss your case. If you would like to read further information on Root Canal or Dental Crown Claims you can visit our advice pages here Root Canal Advice, Dental Crown Claims.