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Can I Sue My Dentist?

Can I Sue My Dentist?

If you have experienced dental negligence then you might be able to claim compensation for your injury and the suffering that this has caused you. This applies whether you’re considering suing an NHS dentist or a private dentist. If you have been let down by a dental professional trusted to deliver a good standard of care, and you have suffered as a result, a successful claim can help you get the compensation that you deserve, to help you move forwards with your life.

See if you have a case for dental negligence:

Reasons to sue your dentist

“Can I sue my dentist?” is one of the most common questions we hear, so we’ve compiled information on some of the most common reasons why people decide to claim for dental negligence. If you can’t find the information that you’re looking for below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, who will be happy to help. Request a callback or call us on 0808 256 8989.

Can I sue my dentist for bad work?

It might be possible for you to bring a claim against your dentist for bad work if they were negligent in your care and you were injured as a result. For example, if they made an avoidable mistake during a procedure that resulted in further dental issues.

If your dentist performed the relevant procedure or treatment to a good standard, but it failed for another reason, you are unlikely to be able to claim for dental negligence.

Can I sue my dentist for bad fillings?

If your dentist placed one or more fillings to a very poor standard, made a mistake such as filling the wrong tooth, or failed to remove decay before placing a filling then this could be considered dental negligence and you might be able to claim compensation for what has happened.

In order for your claim to be successful, you will need evidence that the dentist who treated you was negligent in your care or made avoidable mistakes that caused you further injury, pain or suffering. We can help you gather that evidence and make your claim to seek some justice for the negligence you experienced. Call us on 0808 256 8989.

Can I sue my dentist for a bad root canal?

If you have had root canal treatment that has failed, has got infected or has caused further dental issues, you might be able to claim for compensation if your dentist performed the procedure negligently, or didn’t offer appropriate aftercare advice or treatment.

Not all root canals fail or have further problems due to negligence or avoidable mistakes made by your dentist. However, if mistakes have been made, you might be able to claim compensation for the negligence, which can help pay for the further dental treatment that may be required and cover your avoidable pain and suffering.

Can I sue my dentist for a bad crown?

If you’ve had a crown fitted that was poorly done and you believe that this is due to the negligence of your dentist, you might be able to make a compensation claim if the crown caused further problems e.g. it meant other teeth were damaged as a result of the poor work done, or the tooth died off as a result of the defective crown.

Making a dental negligence claim for a bad crown could mean that you receive compensation for the injury caused, which can help you get restorative treatment and start to move forward from what can be a very upsetting experience.

Can I sue my dentist for pain and suffering?

If you make a successful dental negligence claim, part of the compensation you are awarded could be for the pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of the negligent care provided.

Another part of your claim will be for out of pocket expenses you have as a result of the negligence you experienced, such as further dental treatment to correct the problem caused by your dentist’s negligence, loss of earnings and so on.

Can you sue a dentist for breaking your tooth?

If your dentist has broken your tooth whilst delivering treatment and it was an avoidable error, you might be eligible to make a compensation claim, depending on the circumstances.

Sometimes, especially during procedures such as an extraction, a dentist might use excessive force, which can result in other teeth being damaged or broken. In these kinds of situations, it may be considered negligent of your dentist, because the injury you received was avoidable if they had taken reasonable care.

Can you sue a dentist for pulling the wrong tooth?

If your dentist has mistakenly extracted the wrong tooth, this is certainly a negligent act and you may be able to claim compensation for what has happened, if you meet the other eligibility criteria for this type of legal action.

To find out if you can make a claim, get in touch with our expert team for further information, so that we can conduct a free claim assessment.

Can you sue your dentist for nerve damage?

If you have significant long term or permanent nerve damage as a result of your dentist making a mistake whilst treating you, you might be eligible to make a compensation claim.

Nerve damage can sometimes occur when a dentist makes an error during a procedure such as an extraction. Minor nerve damage will usually not have any lasting symptoms and the signs will disappear on their own after a few weeks or months. However, severe nerve damage can be long-term or even permanent and can result in pain, tingling, loss of sensation, a burning feeling and can have a significant impact on eating and/or speaking. If you suffered from nerve damage as a result of your dentist’s negligence, then find out if you can make a claim by getting in touch with our team.