When you visit your dentist for a check-up or for treatment, you trust that the procedure will be carried out properly and to a good standard.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case and each year thousands of people suffer as a result of dental negligence, in both private and NHS practices.
Problems can occur even when a procedure has been carried out correctly and with the greatest of care. To establish negligence the dentist must have done something, or omitted to do something, that no reasonably competent practitioner would have done.
Dentists, just as any other healthcare professional, have a duty of care to their patients, and patients are legally entitled to receive a good standard of treatment.
Dental negligence can take many forms and it is a complex and specialist area. Because of this, it is important to make sure that you speak to someone who has the knowledge, skill and experience to understand the issues.
Some of the most common examples of dental negligence are:
- Insufficient or incorrect information given about options/choices
- Damage to nerves
- Removal of wrong tooth
- Jaw fractures
- Substandard treatment
- Ill-fitting crowns and bridges
- Gum disease not diagnosed
- Mis-diagnosis or treatment of tooth decay
- Cosmetic dentistry errors, including inappropriate preparation for veneers
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How we can help
Our dental negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of claims from both NHS and private practices.
If you think you have received substandard dental treatment which has resulted in your suffering unnecessary pain or injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
We may also be able to handle your claim on a no win no fee basis – our team will be happy to tell you more about this.
If you would like a free, no obligation consultation, or just want a confidential chat about your options, contact our friendly team today.