If it is caught in its early stages, gum disease can usually be treated effectively. However, if your dentist fails to spot the signs, it can lead to severe injury. Your dentist has a duty of care to identify any cases of gum disease and advise you on the best course of action. If they fail to diagnose gum disease, despite seeing you regularly as a patient, you may be entitled to make a dental negligence compensation claim against them.
Periodontal disease, left untreated, can lead to loss of teeth and many other severe health risks – not to mention irreversible gum damage. Victims of dental negligence can be left with severe health problems, especially those who have developed serious cases of gum disease due to misdiagnosis, or their dentist’s failure to spot the symptoms and signs of gum disease or periodontitis. If you feel your dentist has failed to provide you with a high level of service and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.
The consequences of untreated gum disease can include:
- Permanent damage to the jaw and/or gums
- Receding gums
- Loose or wobbly teeth
- Loss of teeth
- Constant pain or discomfort
- Gum infections
How to make a gum disease claim
If you have developed gingivitis or periodontal disease and you feel that your dentist should have spotted the signs earlier, contact the expert dental negligence solicitors at the Dental Law Partnership today.
At the Dental Law Partnership, we have an experienced and skilled team of dental negligence solicitors and dentists who are able to assess your claim quickly. As experts in the field, we will discuss your potential grounds to make a failed diagnosis claim and give you the support you need to get the compensation you may be entitled to.
We are also proudly accredited by Lexcel as an industry leader and have a proven track record of helping victims claim compensation for periodontal gum disease issues.
So, if you feel you have been a victim of dental negligence, contact a member of our team today for free initial legal advice.