Tooth Extraction Injury Claims & Wrong Tooth Extraction Claims
Tooth extractions are not the most pleasant of experiences. They can be extremely uncomfortable and many of us dread the thought of having a tooth removed. Although most tooth extractions go smoothly and without any complications, occasionally problems can arise making the whole experience even more frustrating.
There are many things that can go wrong during the procedure. From the wrong tooth getting extracted to improper techniques being used, if you end up in more pain than necessary you could be entitled to compensation.
Nerve Damage is also a common problem that injured people face where tooth extraction has unwanted consequences and the effects of oral nerve injury can be particularly upsetting and unfortunately permanent.
How much you are entitled to depends entirely on the severity of your injury and suffering. Regardless, even the smallest of procedures not going according to plan could result in you being entitled to monetary compensation.
Tooth Extraction Explained
The process of tooth extraction is quite common. It involves a tooth (or teeth) being removed from the jawbone. Although it’s a popular procedure that’s performed on many people on a daily basis, things can occasionally go wrong. If the wrong tooth is extracted, for example, you could be entitled to compensation. Although, the amount you are entitled to expect is determined on a case to case basis, if you have experienced unnecessary suffering due to tooth extraction negligence, you will likely be entitled to something.
If you believe you are entitled to compensation, you may be right. Depending on the nature of your case and its severity, your claim could be worth a lot.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends entirely on the severity of your suffering. If you have been left with unrepairable damage, for example, you claim will be worth a lot more compared to someone suffering from something minor.
In order to work out how much your claim could potentially be worth, we need to investigate the circumstances surrounding it to determine the best possible plan of action.
We have worked on a whole variety of dental negligence cases over the years, so we are familiar with everything that the process involves. We work closely with all of our clients and are very thorough when investing each case to ensure we can provide you with a service that you deserve.
A trip to the dentist shouldn’t leave you in more pain. If you believe you have been a victim of dental negligence during tooth extraction, you could be entitled to compensation. Don’t suffer in silence – get in touch today and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our Dental Negligence Compensation Calculator, may help you understand the ‘general damages’ element of your final compensation award, but these figures are for guideline purposes only.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Claims
Wisdom teeth are known for causing a range of dental problems that can vary in severity. Whilst some are quite small and rather easy to fix, others are more serious and require invasive treatments.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction is one of the most common treatments for wisdom tooth related problems. It involves the affected tooth, or teeth, being extracted from your jaw to eliminate the cause of discomfort. Depending on the severity of your problem, the process may require local anaesthetic, and occasionally even stiches.
Nerve Injury is always a risk with Wisdom Tooth Extraction due to the proximity of the inferior alveolar nerve in relation to wisdom teeth, generally, such risks would be discussed by the dentist performing the extraction. In particularly severe cases of personal injury surrounding wisdom tooth extraction we have seen people with broken Jaws over the years.
Preventing Tooth Extraction
There are many steps that can be taken to prevent tooth extraction in the first place. Getting into the routine of keeping your mouth clean and brushing your teeth daily, is one of the easiest ways of preventing tooth damage and decay.
It’s also recommended that you have regular check-ups with your dentist in order to catch any problems as early as possible and prevent them from worsening.
High sugar intake is one of the leading causes of tooth decay so limiting yourself to smaller doses of it can greatly improve your dental health.
Preventing tooth extraction can greatly decrease the chances of you suffering from dental negligence. Making sure that your dental health is taken care of therefore can be a simple yet effective way of avoiding tooth extraction.
Talk to the experts
Our Dental Malpractice Solicitors are senior Personal Injury Solicitors and have years of experience helping people like you to both recover physically, and to recover compensation following an injury at the hands of someone negligent or though accidents caused by others.
Talk to our team today.