This article was published on October 7th, 2014
A patient who suffered a botched tooth extraction sues former dentist after operation led to the patient being in pain for months.
The patient suffered nine months of painful tooth complications after dentist failed to complete a tooth and root extraction. A fragment of the root was left behind and entered his sinuses causing discomfort and pain. This lack of care has affected the patient’s lifestyle for many months and now may be hesitant about receiving future dental care and operations.
The patient then got referred to the hospital in hope to resolve the problem however the surgery and Hospital also missed 1-2mm of bone emerging from the wound. This led to further disappointment and frustration from the patient.
In February last year, surgeons removed the root under general anaesthetic. But the excruciating pain continued until September when the bone was finally removed.
The patient said: “To add insult to injury I was passed from pillar to post between the dentist and the hospital at this time. Nobody wanted to take responsibility for me – it was awful.
“I was completely let down,
“I am just glad it’s all over and I can get on with my life.”
The dental practitioner at the time, settled out of court. He did not admit liability to this case.
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