Unsolicited telephone calls misusing our name - We do not nuisance cold call -
Have a question? Call us on 0800 1979 345
This article was published on December 17th, 2021
Dental negligence occurs when the care you have received from a dental professional is below an adequate standard. All medical providers, including dentists, have a responsibility to provide high-quality treatment, and if those treatments fall short of that standard, you may be entitled to compensation. This blog will explain the top ways specialist dental solicitors can help you.
Dental professionals should perform all dental procedures safely and professionally. When they deliver substandard care, it can result in injuries such as damage to the teeth and jaw. Common ways for teeth and jaw injuries to occur is during dental extraction when too much force is applied to remove the tooth that other teeth are damaged or the jaw is fractured. This damage can lead to physical pain as well as long term physiological effects and you could be entitled to compensation.
Tooth decay is caused by dental plaque turning sugars into acid. If this plaque is allowed to build up, it can cause problems to the tooth. If your dentist has failed to spot your tooth decay despite regular visits, misdiagnosed you, or they have failed to fill the cavity correctly it could result in pain, suffering or financial loss and you may be entitled to compensation.
Tooth extraction is the process of removing the tooth from its socket. It is a fairly straightforward procedure that usually takes place without complications. However, if you have had the wrong tooth pulled, any of your healthy teeth have been damaged, or you have suffered an infection due to negligent care, you may be entitled to compensation.
Gum disease is a common condition where bacteria has grown in the mouth resulting in swollen, sore or infected gums. It is a common occurrence in everyday dentistry and dentists are required to check for it during routine appointments. However, if your dentist has missed the signs of gum disease or they have spotted periodontal gum disease but failed to explain how you can prevent it from worsening.
Dental crowns and bridges are two types of aesthetic treatments used to close gaps in teeth or improve the appearance of teeth that have been damaged. If dental crowns and bridges are poorly fitted or the function has been affected, the outcome will be aesthetically unpleasant and potentially painful.
Root canal treatment is a dental treatment that is used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. However, if the infected area is not removed adequately, the root canals are not properly cleaned or other mistakes are made, it may result in the extraction of the tooth.
Veneers are a cosmetic procedure that improves the size shape and whiteness of the teeth. The procedure is usually performed on the teeth that are visible in the front of the mouth. However, if this treatment goes wrong, it can be painful, costly to repair, and embarrassing, especially if it affects your appearance or ability to communicate. If you’ve had veneers fitted by a dental professional and something have gone wrong during the process or afterwards, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have received negligent dental treatment, we can help. Our injury team includes highly experienced dental negligence solicitors that have successfully represented clients with dental negligence claims resulting from poor dentistry caused by misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment and careless dental work.
Here at Thorneycroft, we offer a free initial assessment to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your clinical negligence claim.
Once we have deemed your claim to be viable, our specialist solicitors will gather the necessary proof of dental negligence to build a successful claim. We strive to resolve claims as quickly as possible so that you can receive the compensation you deserve and start to move on.
If you have suffered as a result of careless dental work, you could be entitled to claim dental negligence compensation.
To speak to a member of our specialist team and start your claim today, get in touch by calling 0800 1979345 or by filling out our simple enquiry form.
This website privacy notice sets out how Thorneycroft Solicitors uses and protects any information that you give Thorneycroft Solicitors when you use this website.
Thorneycroft Solicitors is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Thorneycroft Solicitors may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
We will collect the information directly from you via completion of our enquiry form on the website.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We will also collect and process your personal data if you have consented to receiving marketing in respect of our services. You are able to unsubscribe or withdraw your consent at any time by emailing [email protected] or writing to ‘Marketing’ at Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6QA.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you do not instruct us in relation to your legal matter, your personal details will be retained for a period of 12 months.
If we are instructed in relation to your legal matter, we will keep it in line with our data retention periods. Details of our retention period for your legal matter can be found within our Client Care Letter and/or Terms of Business, under the heading file retention.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.×