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Types Of Dental Negligence Claims

If you have suffered as a result of negligent dental care, you may be able to make a dental negligence claim.

Dental negligence can arise under a variety of circumstances.  Here’s a look at some of the common types of dental negligence claims.

Advice And Consent

It is the duty of dental professionals to inform patients about all the different types of treatment options which are available to them.  A patient must never be made to believe that there is only one option available for him when there are several.  For example, if carrying out a root canal treatment or a filling is an option, the dentist should not make the patient believe that extraction is the only option.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment or endodontics can be an unpleasant dental procedure.  Things can go terribly wrong if the dentist fails to remove all of the root or fails to fill the canal properly.  Moreover, a case can also be filed if a dental tool has broken off within the canal resulting in further damage, pain and suffering.

Cosmetic Procedures

Crowns, veneers, implants and bridges are all cosmetic procedures which have their positive as well as their negative points.  All these points must be discussed in detail with the patient before the procedure is carried out.   Moreover, the dentist should assess which treatment will be most suitable for the patient.  For example, implants are only inserted when there is a possibility that it will fuse with the bone.  If the patient has a pre-existing medical condition, then this procedure may not be suitable.  There have been cases where implants have resulted in tooth damage as well as nerve damage.

Tooth Extraction

Even the most experienced dentist can cause damage to the tooth during extraction.  However, it may not always be possible to make a claim if a tooth has been damaged during extraction.  Each claim will be assessed on its own merits and a claim may only be possible if dental negligence has resulted in the wrong tooth being extracted or damage to the nerves.

Making A Claim

If you have suffered as a result of dental negligence, we can provide legal assistance and help you bring a claim using a no win no fee arrangement.

You can discuss your case with our solicitors by calling us on our free phone number.  You can also arrange a call back via our brief enquiry form.

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