Visiting the dentist can be a painful experience, but it is necessary to prevent dental conditions from manifesting or getting worse. A check-up can detect everything from holes in the teeth to gum disease and a quick visit with your hygienist can clean up your teeth preventing procedures such as fillings or root canal treatment. The dentist has a duty of care to detect any existing problems or potential problems with your teeth and gums so as to provide the correct advice and treatment. You may be sent to a specialist for surgery if there is no other alternative. Surgical procedures may include an extraction or a root canal treatment to remove infection. A negligent dentist is rare but could cause you injury or harm if the correct treatment is not given or the wrong treatment is given. If you come across a dentist who may have been negligent and you have suffered a dental injury or infection, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
What is a negligent dentist?
If your dental practitioner has failed to spot a problem with your teeth or gums, your condition may worsen and need invasive treatment. It may progress to a point where there is no treatment, for example, gum disease progression when preventative measures could have been taken. There may be a case where the wrong tooth was extracted causing further problems or you may have been sent for a root canal procedure where the wrong tooth was treated. Although these cases are not particularly common, they may occur in the event of negligence on the part of your dentist. If your condition has worsened, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 to call if you have suffered at the hands of a negligent dentist. We will offer you no-obligation advice over the phone and you can decide whether to pursue your claim. Provided that your dental injury occurred within the last three years and there is evidence that someone was negligent causing that injury, you may win a cash payout. Our solicitors will take you step by step through the process of making a claim and we operate on a no win, no fee* basis so there is no need to pay anything upfront.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown