• Poorly done Root canal and a traumatic extraction of two teeth left Mr W in agony.
• £9,200 Awarded in compensation
Between 2015 and 2017 Mr W went to regular appointments at his dental practice. During this time his dentist failed to properly treat decay resulting in root canal treatment for Mr W and a horrific extraction attempt of two teeth that left our client in agony.
Mr W visited his dental practice in 2015 as he had begun to have pain in his mouth. His dentist took X-rays and advised root canal treatment was required.
“I continued having pain in my mouth and so my dentist arranged for me to have root canal treatment in the hopes my pain would subside. “
Mr W attended for the root canal procedure which his dentist told him “was good”. Mr W still felt pain in the same area but assumed it would subside eventually.
“I carried on attending regular appointments but the pain in my mouth was getting worse and it was affecting my life, making it difficult to eat and sleep”
By October 2016 Mr W returned to his dentist in agony in unbearable pain in his mouth, an X-ray showed that the crown was fitted badly causing our client more pain. His dentist decided to remove the crown and arrange a repeat root canal treatment on the tooth.
After the repeat root canal treatment was completed, X-rays were taken, these X-rays would later show us that decay was now progressing on another tooth and this tooth would also require root canal treatment, however Mr W’s dentist decided to just put a filling on this tooth.
By 2017 Mr W was in unbearable pain and went to see his dentist again, “I was in agony, the pain was horrific I knew something was majorly wrong but my dentist insisted that nothing could be identified. In hindsight it was ridiculous to be told everything was fine when you are suffering from that much pain. We agreed on the extraction of the 2 teeth, I was upset that it had come to this but something had to be done” However his dentist failed to correctly extract Mr W’s teeth and both teeth fractured, full anaesthesia had not been administered which meant our client was left in horrific pain.
“ The whole ordeal was a nightmare, all because my dentist failed to do his job, I will now need future work done to but I am too traumatised to even think about that now” Mr W commented.
Mr W contacted the Dental Law Partnership. Analysis of his dental records revealed that his dentist had failed to diagnose and treat decay properly and failed to correctly fit crowns and extract Mr W’s teeth.
Nick Hampson of the dental law partnership of the Dental Law Partnership commented: “The distress and pain our client experienced was unnecessary. It is our client’s position that if the dentist had carried out adequate treatment in the first place, her problems could have been avoided.”
The Dental Law Partnership took on Mr W’s case in 2018. The case was successfully settled in 2019 when the dentist paid £9,200 in an out of court settlement. The dentist did not admit liability.