A lot of restorative dental claims can be attributed to a dentist not diagnosing or treating tooth decay in the first place, or providing the incorrect treatment to fix the problem. If you have suffered from this kind of dental negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Some common claims that the Dental Law Partnership has dealt with include:
- Ill-fitting crowns, or incorrect crown treatment
- Unnecessary extraction
- Failure to treat decay
- Badly executed fillings with decay left in the tooth
- Poor treatment planning.
See if you have a case for dental negligence
Types of Restorative Dentistry
Crowns, also known as caps, are a restorative measure to seal a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often used after root canal procedures, for large cavities or for broken or damaged teeth.
A dental bridge is used to hold a false tooth or multiple teeth in place using the surrounding real teeth. There are different types of bridge that your dentist may recommend, depending on the position of the gap(s) and the health of the teeth around it.
Also known as endodontics, root canal treatment is designed to eradicate infection in a tooth by clearing out the infected area and removing bacteria from the root canal system. The root canal is then filled and usually a filling or crown used to seal the tooth.
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.
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.