Bringing up the word ‘Dentist’ in everyday conservation is enough to make most people anxious. With an arsenal of sharp scrapers, buzzing brushes and noisy suction hoses, there is no wonder why.
What is often overlooked and sometimes forgotten, is the fact that your Dentist or Oral Hygienist, much like your Doctor, has duty to provide treatment to a reasonable standard of care and skill.
When performing work on such a sensitive area of the body, such as a person’s mouth, a great degree of care is required. Dentists and Oral Hygienists are therefore required to ensure they undertake the appropriate scans and x-rays to ensure they adequately and safety treat their patients.
Even after obtaining the necessary scans and x-rays, a certain level of skill is required to competently carry out the treatment. Despite this, it is common for injuries to occur to a person’s mouth, gums and/or teeth.