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Posted on 14th February 2018

Compensation for Missed Dental Decay

A patient at a dental practice in Swindon has just been awarded £7,000 after it was revealed that her dentist failed to deliver necessary treatment. In negligent dental care, the woman received ‘unnecessary suffering’ as a result of a botched filling received at a dental practice.

The pain began for the patient in 2014. The patient visited her dentist after suffering toothache in a tooth that had a filling completed in the previous year. In her appointment, her dentist told her that she had lost her filling and her tooth had disappeared. The dentist recommended fitting a crown.

Once the crown had been fitted, the woman then felt an excruciating toothache, complete with headaches. After revisiting her dentist, he prescribed antibiotics. When the antibiotics did not resolve the issue, her dentist told her the tooth would have to be extracted.

Losing a front tooth lowered the patient’s confidence. What’s more, a couple of months later, she experienced yet more toothache in another tooth that had received a filling by the dentist. The patient then visited a new dentist, who was shocked by the extent of dental decay and that this had not been treated.

Despite X-rays showing the extent of the damage, her dentist failed to recognise excessive dental decay. Furthermore, he did not treat it. As the patient did not receive adequate and proper dental treatment, she received compensative to pay towards the necessary corrective surgery required.

What Negligence Claimline Says

While most dentists follow correct procedure, occasionally mistakes can happen, meaning you do not receive the treatment you deserve. If you have been affected by dental negligence, where you have lost teeth or suffered unnecessary pain and suffering, then you may be able to claim for compensation.

By getting in touch with our team of solicitors, we can help to explain the process of dental negligence and how they will handle your claim. You do not have to proceed with your claim, but if you do, our team can be there to help. Find out more about receiving compensation for dental negligence by filling in the contact form. In less than 24 hours, we will get back to you with a free no-obligation assessment.