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Dental Negligence

Dentistry is a profession that requires considerable expertise and knowledge.

There is a rapidly growing demand for cosmetic dental services in England and Wales, which are being provided at increasingly competitive rates. However, it is always essential to look at the quality of services being offered, as dental negligence is now commonplace.

There are many cosmetic dental procedures on offer today, and with the use of sophisticated dental techniques, they all have their associated risks. The risks should be explained to you by the dental Surgeon in advance of any procedure being carried out. These may include nerve damage, pain, and even worsening of your teeth rather than improving their appearance. This can cause long-term problems and may require further expense to repair.

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If you have a case against a Dentist who had caused you injury, the future costs of restoration will be included as part of your claim for damages. You should look to speak to dental negligence Solicitors who have experienced in bringing such a claim in the UK. Our legal team has some of the best dental negligence Solicitors in the UK, vastly experienced in these types of claims.

If you have ‘been let down’ and you consider that you are a victim of dental negligence, our dental claims Solicitors may be able to assist you to pursue a claim for compensation and other losses, including surgical costs to repair the damage. Bringing your possible claim to specialist dental Solicitors gives you the best possible chance of securing compensation.

Please click on the dental procedure which has caused you injury, for more information. If the dental procedure which caused you injury is not mentioned, please contact our dental injury solicitors today, we still may be able to assist you to pursue a claim.

Visiting the dentist can be a worrying time, particularly if you feel nervous or apprehensive at the thought of treatment. However, for most of us, this proves to be unwarranted, and we find ourselves leaving the dental surgery feeling relieved and with our dental problems resolved.

However, what would you do if your visit to the dentist goes wrong, and you suffer unnecessary damage, stress, and pain?

If you feel that the treatment received from your dentist may have been negligent, then it is worth finding out if you can pursue dental negligence compensation. Whether you paid for private treatment or were dealt with as an NHS patient, it makes no difference; you were owed a duty of care, and if this has not been provided, you should consider your options with regards to dental negligence claims.

What sort of dental problems can you claim for?

If you think that you were treated without good reason, or that the standard of treatment fell below that of a competent dentist, you may be entitled to claim dental negligence compensation.

Here are just a few examples of poor dental treatment that may provide valid reasons to claim for dental negligence:

  • Teeth extracted incorrectly
  • Infections contracted due to lack of care
  • Failure to diagnose dental conditions which later lead to complications
  • Poor application of anaesthetic
  • Failing to check medical history or allergies
  • Problems due to staff being insufficiently trained or qualified
  • Failure of cosmetic restoration work

Follow-on events

As a result of any of the above, or a similar problem, you may find yourself struggling with pain, infection, cosmetic damage, and further prolonged treatment to remedy the damage caused. Dental negligence can have far-reaching effects and potentially psychological trauma. The events can be long-lasting and, in spite of remedial action being taken, you may be left with permanent damage to your mouth, teeth, or gums.

Negligent treatment can also cost you more in dental treatment fees to remedy the problem caused, all of which can be factored into dental negligence claims.

Proof of negligence

Before a dental negligence compensation claim can begin, we will need to assess whether your dentist was technically negligent. This is done by showing a competent dentist, dental nurse, or hygienist would not have made the same mistake. We will assess if negligence occurred by reviewing if any of the following occurred during your treatment:

  • Incorrect dosage of medication
  • Diagnosis being fatally flawed
  • Diagnosis completely missed
  • Dental surgery carried out badly
  • Teeth removed without good cause
  • Serious errors with regard to treatment
  • Failure to correctly manage and identify gum disease.

Mistakes can happen in dental practice, but you should not have to pay the price for dental negligence; after all, dentists have professional indemnity insurance for this precise reason. If your dentist has caused you to suffer physically, mentally, or financially, then you may be able to make a claim for dental negligence. Contact us today for support.

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