If your dentist has made mistakes when treating you or, through their negligence, has caused you further dental problems, or made an issue worse that could have been avoided, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Dentists have a duty of care to their patients and if you have been let down by a dental professional, you may be able to seek a measure of justice through a dental negligence claim. There are lots of types of treatment or dental procedures that do, in rare cases, go wrong due to the negligence of the dentist performing them. If you have been a victim of this, and have suffered physically, psychologically or financially as a result, you could be able to claim compensation.
Common types of dental negligence injury
Some of the most common types of dental negligence injuries include:
There are many different dental procedures that you may choose to have to improve the appearance of your teeth, usually through private dental treatment that can cost a lot of money. If these procedures go wrong or you don’t end up with the results you should, due to your dentist’s negligence, you may be able to claim.
If plaque builds up on your teeth, they can start to decay. Tooth decay causes cavities, which require fillings, and can also lead to gum disease and other dental problems; even tooth loss. If your dentist fails to spot and treat tooth decay in the early stages, despite regular visits to the practice, you might be able to claim.
Extracting a tooth is often a last resort when other types of treatment have failed to save it, but if mistakes are made with the extraction procedure, it can cause significant damage to the mouth, jaw and even dental nerve damage.
Fillings are one of the most common types of dental treatment and the procedure involves repairing cavities caused by tooth decay. If a filling isn’t performed to an adequate standard, it can cause further dental problems for the patient.
A fairly common condition, gum disease in its early stages can result in bleeding gums and sensitivity. If the condition is not treated effectively however, this can lead to much more serious dental issues and even tooth loss.
Oral cancer is a very serious condition that can lead to severe illness or even death. If your dentist doesn’t spot the signs or symptoms of oral cancer when seeing you regularly, a delay to starting treatment for oral cancer can be very serious.
Wisdom teeth can cause significant pain and discomfort, so your dentist may recommend extracting them in these cases. However, wisdom tooth extractions or other treatment where mistakes are made can cause a host of other dental problems if your dentist is negligent.
Oral cancer is a very serious condition that can lead to severe illness or even death. If your dentist doesn’t spot the signs or symptoms of oral cancer when seeing you regularly, a delay to starting treatment for oral cancer can be highly detrimental to your health.
Contact the Dental Law Partnership
If you feel that you may have been the victim of negligence or have suffered pain, financial loss and embarrassment as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Call our specialist team of solicitors today and get things started. Our initial advice is free with no obligation to proceed.
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If you choose to go ahead, our dental negligence solicitors will fight to ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve to reimburse you for your expenses as well as making up for the pain and inconvenience you have suffered.