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This article was published on November 4th, 2021
Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors our personal injury team specialise in dental negligence and dental negligence claims. Visits to the dentist should be straightforward and you should leave feeling as though you have received adequate treatment. All medical professionals including dentists have a duty of care to perform treatments to a high standard and if those treatments fall below that standard you may be entitled to claim compensation. There are several reasons that you may require the help of a professional and this blog outlines 7 signs you may need to contact your local dental negligence solicitor.
There are two different types of claims that victims of dental negligence can make, including misdiagnosis or failure to act and inadequate or insufficient treatment. If you are unsure as to whether or not your claim is viable, our expert solicitors can offer you a free consultation to review your specific circumstances and they will advise you accordingly.
If you have received a dental injury due to negligence then you should consider contacting your local dental negligence solicitor. You could be eligible to claim if your dental injury was caused by a surgical mistake, incorrect diagnosis and failure to diagnose.
A late diagnosis from your dentist can have serious implications. This could lead to unnecessary pain, suffering and stress, as well as it could result in your dental problem getting worse. If you have received a late diagnosis for oral cancer, gum disease or tooth eruption you should contact your local dental negligence solicitor immediately. The compensation that you receive will depend on both the seriousness of your diagnosis and the time it has taken for your dentist to give you a correct diagnosis.
A dental misdiagnosis can be extremely upsetting, it can lead to unnecessary emotional distress for you or your loved one and in some instances, it can have serious effects such as heart disease, diabetes a stroke or rheumatoid arthritis. You should consider contacting a dental negligence solicitor if you have received a dental misdiagnosis.
Tooth extraction can be a painful procedure, however, if it has been carried out correctly it should come with little complications. However, if your dentist does not perform your tooth extraction to a good standard you may be left with adjacent tooth damage, nerve damage or blood poisoning and you could be entitled to compensation. Our team of specialist solicitors can offer you help and advice surrounding the viability of your case and the steps involved.
Cosmetic dental procedures are designed to make you feel good about yourself, to improve your smile and when it goes wrong the effects can be devastating. Common cosmetic dental treatments include bleaching, crowns, implants, veneers and teeth whitening. You should contact your local dental negligence solicitor if your dentist has failed to disclose important information regarding the procedure or if a complication arose during the procedure that has left you with an injury such as nerve damage, poorly fitted crowns or veneers or damage to the jawbone.
Dental infections can occur for several reasons including as a result of negligent treatments. A dental infection may occur if your procedure was not carried out correctly or if your dentist has not properly sterilised all of the equipment they were using when carrying out your treatment. If you have experienced a dental infection due to inadequate care from your dentist you should contact your local dental negligence solicitor for advice as you may be entitled to compensation.
Root canal treatment is the procedure in which your dentist will treat infected teeth where the tooth has died. They will remove the dying material and fill the root canals. A good dental professional will work to ensure the procedure is as low risk as possible but things can still go wrong. You should consider contacting a dental negligence solicitor if your dentist has failed to advise you about alternative treatments or the risks associated with root canal treatment or if they have failed to remove the root properly or failed to clean or fill the canals properly, resulting in infection.
Above are just some signs that you may need to contact your local dental negligence solicitor. Ultimately, you should seek advice if you have experienced any form of negligent dental care. Our team of friendly personal injury solicitors specialising in dentist negligence and dental compensation claims. They have successfully represented clients across the UK with dental negligence claims resulting from poor dentistry caused by misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment and careless dental work.
If you have suffered as a result of dental negligence, we can help, get in touch today by calling 0800 1979345 or by filling out our simple enquiry form.