South West woman receives £5,600 following poor root canal treatment
Tyla Westhead, Trainee Legal Executive, helped our client Ms T obtain £5,600 compensation after her dentist failed to provide satisfactory root canal treatment and crown provision.
Ms T from the South West started to feel sensitivity in her tooth so booked an appointment to see her dentist Dr C where she was provided with antibiotics.
After she had finished the course of antibiotics the pain hadn’t stopped so Ms T went back to see Dr C for an emergency appointment. She was again given another course of antibiotics and also told that she would need root canal treatment. Wanting to be rid of the pain Ms T agreed to the procedure.
Following the procedure Ms T felt there was no improvement to the pain she was suffering with. It was at this point when she decided to visit another dentist and get a second opinion. It was there that she was informed that she had been given unsatisfactory root canal treatment and the crown she had been fitted with was of a poor fit. She was told that she would require repeat root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth.
Ms T said, “It’s frustrating to think I went back to see Dr C multiple times and I was just given antibiotics rather than being given any other treatment options. Now I’m facing the future loss of the tooth!”
Due to Dr C’s poor root canal treatment Ms T has suffered pain, discomfort and dental infections. Ms T will now require specialist treatment involving repeat root canal treatment and crown provision. She will also now face the avoidable loss of the tooth, which will require an implant.
If you have had root canal treatment and have been injured as a result the do not hesitate to get in touch. At the Dental Law Partnership our team of specialist will help you throughout the process to make sure it’s as stress free as possible. You can submit our online claim form or ring us on 0808 271 6955.