Root Canal Tooth Cracked
If you have a tooth that has fractured, cracked or split, it can be painful, cause infection or abscesses and be very uncomfortable until you have received treatment from your dentist. Often, the treatment plan for this type of issue includes a root canal procedure. The root canal treatment is designed to remove the part of the tooth and pulp that can easily get infected and then restore the tooth as much as possible, usually with a crown. If done well, the root canal treatment can save the cracked tooth and mean that you don’t require an extraction or retreatment.
However, if the root canal procedure is not performed to a good standard by your dentist, it can actually weaken not only the tooth directly involved, but potentially other teeth around it too. In some cases, this can crack the root canal tooth, or cause some of the teeth around that one to weaken and crack at a later date. Sometimes the equipment used by a dentist during a root canal procedure, if the correct care is not taken, can also result in damage or cracks to other teeth, which then need further treatment.
Not every tooth that cracks after a root canal treatment is down to dental negligence; but, if you believe that your dentist has let you down and has not given the level of care you should expect, and you have suffered further pain, distress or suffering because the procedure was not carried out well, you may be eligible for a compensation claim.
If you have suffered a fractured tooth after root canal treatment and aren’t sure if you have a valid claim, we offer free initial advice to discuss your case and talk through the options available to you. Contact the Dental Law Partnership today for expert legal advice, on 0808 273 1106.