Medical negligence

Dental negligence claims

Implants, gum disease, root canal treatment and tooth extractions – there are many treatments that can go wrong and lead to a dental negligence claim. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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When does dental treatment become a medical negligence claim?

If your dentist has made a mistake or error when diagnosing or treating you which led to an injury or illness, you may have a claim for dental negligence compensation.

The vast majority of our dental negligence cases are funded by way of a No Win No Fee agreement, so there’s no financial risk to you.

Do I have a claim for dental negligence?

Dental negligence usually occurs during diagnosis or treatment. If you've suffered an injury or illness due to one of the following mistakes, you may be able to claim compensation:

  • Periodontitis (gum disease), where a dentist failed to diagnose and treat the disease
  • Wrongly fitted implants, where the dentist made a mistake during fitting the implant
  • Cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening which went wrong
  • Tooth extractions, where nerves and gums get damaged. In rare cases, the wrong tooth gets extracted
  • Root canal treatment, where a dentist may fail to remove the entire root or to fill the root canal properly, which can lead to pain and infections

What can I claim for if I've suffered dental negligence?

If you’re suffering due to medical negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • Further treatment
  • Cosmetic procedures, for example if you’ve lost a tooth

How much can I claim for a dental negligence claim?

It goes without saying that every dental negligence claim is different, and the amount of compensation that may ultimately be paid depends on a variety of factors: from long-term prognosis to the cost of any care required. To establish your full legal position, call us on freephone 0161 830 9632.

How much time do I have to claim?

If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales. Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to the negligence. However, there are exceptions so it’s important that you always check with a specialist lawyer whether or not you can bring your case within a particular time limit. To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our Medical Negligence FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide.

We understand that claiming for medical negligence can be a very sensitive topic. Take your time to process your experience and once you are ready to talk to us, you have our promise that we'll handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and care.

How much does it cost to make a dental negligence claim?

The majority of our dental negligence claims are funded by a Conditional Fee Agreement, otherwise known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means if you lose your case, you won't have to pay any fees and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you. For further information about No Win No Fee agreements, read our Medical Negligence Fees page.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for dental negligence, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care. Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim.

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