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Guide to Dentist Mistakes

Guide to Dentist Mistakes

Whilst most dentists provide a consistently high standard of care to their patients, sometimes dental mistakes can happen when you are undergoing treatment. If you have been injured or suffered significantly as a result of a dentist’s mistake, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. We have outlined some of the most common mistakes dentists make that could mean you might be able to make a compensation claim for dental negligence.

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What are the most common dental mistakes?

Compared to the number of people who are successfully treated by dentists every year without issue, the number of patients who do find that their dentist has made a mistake with their care is very small. However, these errors do happen and sometimes the patient can be injured as a result or may require extensive future dental work to fix the problem. If a dentist makes a mistake and the patient is significantly or permanently damaged as a result, it can affect every area of their life.

Some of the areas we see mistakes being made by dentists can include:

Diagnosis

If you are found to have a dental or oral condition that is not properly diagnosed by your dentist and gets significantly worse as a result, you might be able to make a compensation claim. Find out more about failing to diagnose dental issues here.

Dental Injuries

If your dentist caused trauma to your teeth, gums, jaw, face when treating you, perhaps when mishandling equipment, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury. Find out more about dental injury claims here.

Not Obtaining Consent

If your dentist doesn’t properly explain a procedure or treatment plan, your options or the risks of each choice so that you can give informed consent, this may be considered as dental negligence and you may be able to make a claim. Find out more about failing to obtain consent here.

If you think that your dentist has done any of the above and it has resulted in an injury to you or significant pain and suffering, we can offer free initial advice on whether you might have a claim for compensation due to a dentist’s mistake.

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    Compensation received: £9,000

    Mr M suffered intense pain in his jaw and headaches following an avoidable extraction. • Loss of sleep due to the pain • £9,000 Awarded in compensation Mr M from the south east has been awarded £9,000 in compensation after his dentist Dr H failed to spot and treat tooth decay leading

    Compensation received: £10,000

    A MAN FROM THE SOUTH EAST HAS LOST HIS TOOTH AND UNDERWENT UNESSECARY ROOT CANAL TREAMENT AFTER HIS DENTIST FAILED TO SPOT TOOTH DECAY. • Mr L lost his tooth after his dentist failed to spot and treat tooth decay.

    Compensation received: £8,000

    A woman from the east of England suffered an avoidable period of pain and suffering as a result of infection and suffered an avoidable repeat root canal treatment. • Ms C lost a tooth and will lose another tooth in the future.

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