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This article was published on September 2nd, 2015
A Sheffield pensioner has been awarded a grand total of £8,500 after suffering severe pain for three years after a botched dentistry job.
A 65 year old patient was forced to get legal advice after an attempt to replace his two front teeth with implants went badly wrong.
It was during a routine check-up at his Health Centre that the patient was told that the pin that secured the crowns on his two front teeth had worked itself too close to the side of the tooth and had infected the gum, meaning the teeth would have to be removed.
“Unfortunately my regular dentist did not offer implants and I didn’t want dentures, so I made a few calls to neighbouring practices to get some more details and prices.
“I saw …… who confirmed my previous dentist’s diagnosis but never offered me an alternative other than implants, nor did he explain the risks associated with implant treatment.”
“I was worried but I felt obliged to undergo the treatment as everything had been prepared and I had already paid a deposit. Had I known that there could be complications, I would have seriously reconsidered the treatment.”
He stated that, throughout the treatment, the concerned look on one of the dentists faces made him worry about the procedure he was undergoing. Since having this treatment he has suffered from a lot of pain in his two front teeth and has had one of the crown implants fall out.
He added: “I was told that the practice had had lots of issues with …….. work and that I should make a claim against him.”
After a long battle in February this year he was awarded £8,500 in an out-of-court settlement.
We all like to trust our dentist and most of the time they get it right but when they get it wrong the results can be painful and permanent. If you think you have experienced poor dental treatment at the hands of a dental professional whether its a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist then contact our specialist dental compensation solicitors for more information. It is important to highlight poor practice and make sure it doesn’t happen to other patients.
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