Call our dental negligence solicitors for an initial consultation if you’ve suffered injury due to negligent treatment by a dentist. Call us 24/7 on freephone 0808 175 8000 or start your claim online and we’ll be happy to call you.
Types of dental negligence claims
Our specialist dental error compensation solicitors deal with cases involving mistakes and errors when diagnosing or treating the following:
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Root canal treatment
- Tooth extraction
- Cosmetic procedures
If you’ve suffered negligence relating to periodontitis, implants or any of the above, contact our specialist solicitors for advice.
We can provide immediate representation and support anywhere in the UK from our offices nationwide. Wherever you live, we have experienced, highly trained dental negligence compensation solicitors on hand to help.
Diagnosis negligence claims
If your dentist fails to advise you of all the treatment options available to you (including the advantages and disadvantages of each), you could have a claim for dental negligence compensation. This is especially the case if the treatment you went on to receive had a negative outcome or if something went wrong.
Periodontitis (gum disease) claims
Periodontitis is a common disease which causes inflammation of the gums. This can happen as a result of plaque build-up and food debris being left undisturbed between the teeth, often in hard to reach areas of the mouth. If these areas are missed when brushing your teeth, it could lead to periodontitis.
If left untreated, the disease can progress and it can potentially destroy the jaw bone and result in teeth being lost. If your dentist fails to identify, treat or manage periodontitis, which results in disease progression and bone and teeth being destroyed, you may have a claim for compensation.
Dental implant claims
Implants are now commonly used to replace missing teeth. Fitting dental implants is a specialised skill, and only an experienced, highly trained dental professional should carry out the procedure.
Sadly, dental errors can occur which cause implants to be fitted incorrectly. Resolving problems with implants is not only painful for the affected person, but it can also be expensive to correct an error made during the fitting of dental implants.
This is where dental error compensation can be extremely useful for anyone affected by implant fitting mistakes.
Please call our personal injury solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 if you’ve experienced problems with dental implants, or with any other cosmetic dental procedure such as veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening.
Tooth extraction claims
Tooth extraction requires a great deal of dental skill. In some cases, it can go wrong - causing problems such as damage to nerves and gums. In rare cases, the wrong teeth are removed, leaving patients understandably aggrieved that a perfectly healthy tooth has been removed and a problem tooth not properly dealt with.
If you’ve experienced a problem with tooth extraction and you’d like to find out whether you have a claim for dental negligence compensation, please call our personal injury specialists on freephone 0808 175 8000 or use our online contact form.
Claims for root canal treatment mistakes
Root canal treatments can be extremely painful and distressing at the best of times. Most people find it an unpleasant procedure, but it can be essential in order to save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted. A normal root canal procedure requires a great deal of dental skill as it involves removing the root of the tooth and filling the root canal in order to prevent any instances of infection. All of this needs to be done with the minimum of pain and discomfort for the patient.
Unfortunately, root canal procedures can sometimes go wrong. For example, a dentist may fail to properly remove the entire root of a tooth, pieces of teeth may break off or the root canal may not be filled properly. Any problems of this kind can lead to infection, pain and further dental problems.
For advice you can trust about pursuing a compensation claim for negligence or error in a root canal procedure, simply contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers. Our dental error solicitors are on hand to take the details of what happened and discuss whether you have a claim for compensation, as well as explaining the next steps to take. Please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
No Win, No Fee dental negligence claims
The vast majority (98%) of our dental negligence claims are funded by a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement, and it means that there’s no financial risk to you if you wish to pursue your case. You won’t pay any fees unless you’re successful in your compensation claim. Even if you do succeed, the other party will cover your compensation and your solicitors’ costs. The only thing you may be required to pay is something known as a ‘success fee’ - which is calculated as a proportion of the money you’re awarded. Our experts will talk you through your funding options to ensure you can make an informed decision.
Simply call our dental negligence lawyers for an initial consultation on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to get in touch at a time that’s convenient for you.
Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need legal advice you can trust, no matter what time of the day or night, you can rely on Slater and Gordon Lawyers to help.
Many of the solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).