Having a tooth extracted is usually a last resort after other treatment methods haven’t worked, and involves removing every part of the affected tooth, including the roots. You might need an extraction because a tooth is damaged beyond repair, and attempts to restore it have failed, such as with a filling or root canal procedure, or it could be that you’re having a wisdom tooth removed.
Most tooth extractions are carried out with no major issues, but there is the possibility of nerve inflammation or possibly even permanent dental nerve damage, if the procedure doesn’t go exactly to plan. If you believe that you have suffered major nerve inflammation or damage due to your dentist making mistakes or not providing an adequate standard of care to you, you might be eligible to make a dental negligence compensation claim.
If the nerve inflammation and injury was caused by your dentist’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The amount of money that you might be awarded for a successful dental negligence claim for nerve injuries will depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of the injury and how much it impacts your daily life, along with the length of time for which you are likely to be affected by it.
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One of the causes of nerve inflammation could be because you have experienced a nerve injury whilst undergoing a recent tooth extraction. Swelling and pain that lasts longer than a couple of days after the procedure could be a sign that you need to visit your dentist again for further treatment.