The Dental Law Partnership have successfully secured £15,000 in damages after a South West man was left with severe periodontal (gum) disease for an extended period, resulting in the need for loss of a tooth.
Mr M was a regular attendee at his local dental surgery and had been a patient for a number of years. He was confident his dentist, Dr L, provided the right treatment and had no complaints whenever he attended his check-ups. It wasn’t until Mr M’s front tooth started to move that he decided to get a second opinion on his oral health.
The examination revealed that Dr L had repeatedly failed to diagnose and treat periodontal disease and infection in his front tooth. Had Mr M’s periodontal condition been diagnosed and treated promptly, then he would have avoided significant irreversible bone loss and damage to the tooth’s support structure. The only option was to extract Mr M’s problematic tooth, which could have been prevented if it was treated appropriately.
This event has caused Mr M to become very distressed, as well as enduring the extreme pain and suffering which is associated with the periodontal infection. He told us: “I decided to reach out to the Dental Law Partnership after they were recommended by a friend. I felt I needed to take legal action in order to get over this horrendous ordeal and also help pay for the damage caused by my irresponsible dentist.”
Unfortunately, Mr M suffered the loss of a tooth and will suffer the loss of another tooth in the future, as well as having to undergo remedial implant treatment. The Dental Law Partnership were dedicated to securing the compensation amount that Mr M deserved, resulting in a successful £15,000 being awarded.
If you would like further advice or information regarding Gum Disease Claims, you can view our advice page here Gum Disease Claims Advice. Alternatively, you can get in touch with a member of the Dental Law Partnership team by calling 0808 163 4521.