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This article was published on January 23rd, 2014
A patient has successfully sued a Knowsley dental practice for £22,000 in compensation after she received poor dental care which led to chronic gum disease and eventual removal of teeth.
The woman, from Bury, says she will probably need a further 6 teeth extracting following the dentists failure to treat her disease properly which has led to bone loss and bouts of infection.
The initial consultation occurred back in 2004 due to a chipped filling which was fixed and fitted with a crown. The same tooth then became tender and the dentist prescribed antibiotics which worked initially but then the pain returned. The woman then returned regularly between 2005 and 2008 for check ups and continued to receive prescribed antibiotics for further tooth infections.
The dentist then told her the original tooth would need to be extracted in 2008 and a further 2 teeth in 2009.
Dr Broman, who did not admit liability said: “I am disappointed that the treatment fell short of what the patient expected on this occasion and I hope the settlement goes some way to resolving the matter. “Although I will not comment publicly about individual cases due to patient confidentiality, I always strive to provide the best standard of care for all my patients”
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