My dentist has made a mistake, what can I do?

Private and NHS patients alike are entitled to receive a good standard of treatment from their dentist.

Very occasionally however, mistakes are made and patients suffer as a result.

This includes cases where a dentist extracts the wrong tooth, causes nerve damage or incorrectly administers anaesthetic.

Dental mistakes occur during both routine treatment and more specialist procedures involving root canal surgery, wisdom teeth and dental implants.

Dentists can also let their patients down by failing to make a correct diagnosis in relation to gum disease, oral cancer and periodontal disease or by misinterpreting X-Rays.

When dental treatment goes seriously wrong the patient may be entitled to claim compensation for dental negligence.

We offer a nationwide  no win- no fee dental negligence claim service and operate a very popular free legal helpline.

Victims of dental negligence can call us on 0808 139 1595 and speak to a lawyer specialising in medical and dental negligence claims.

If we feel that your dentist has not used an acceptable level of skill and care in carrying out the treatment and this has resulted in injury then we will consider the legal steps open to you, including making a claim on a no win – no fee basis.

We can also make arrangements for an independent dentist to review your treatment and provide an ‘expert report’ to support your claim.

In addition to receiving compensation for your ‘pain and suffering’ we can also claim medical expenses and the cost of future dental treatment, along with lost earnings and other out of pocket expenses.

So, if you think your dentist has made a mistake and would like to know if you can make a dental negligence claim then call our free helpline on 0808 139 1595 or email us at [email protected]

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