Common types of Dental Injury | Medical Negligence

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A dentist who is not competent or is not taking an appropriate level of care with a patient can make mistakes when carrying out any type of dental treatment, but some of the most common injuries and errors happen with:

  • Failure to diagnose gum disease
  • Failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extractions
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Orthodontics, including invisible braces
  • Teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Dentures
  • Gum contouring
  • Fillings

Some of the most common types of dental injury include:

  • A serious infection caused by the dentist using unsafe practices or equipment
  • Dental nerve damage, causing long-term or permanent pain, numbness or lost sensation in the mouth, lips or face
  • Improper use of a tool or equipment, which causes trauma to the teeth, jaw or mouth of the patient
  • Poorly carried out treatment, which does not solve the original problem or causes more issues with surrounding teeth, gums or jawbone
  • Failure to diagnose a serious oral health condition in a patient despite regular visits and dental evidence, such as patient reporting significant issues, x-rays being taken etc.
  • Misdiagnosis of a condition, resulting in incorrect (or no) treatment being carried out and the original condition worsening
  • Significant treatment errors e.g. extracting the wrong tooth
  • Psychological trauma caused by the dental negligence which has a significant impact on your quality of life or daily activities

If you have been affected by any of the above, you can FREEPHONE Sweeney Solicitors Cork on 1800 246 442 or click here to download our FREE Personal Injury e-book today.