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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.