Dental Injuries

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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.

The most common examples of dental injuries that occur include:

  • Unnecessary removal of teeth;
  • Failed tooth implants;
  • Broken teeth;
  • Gum damage;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Complications arising from cosmetic procedures; and,
  • Additional treatment to rectify incorrect dental work.

If you or somebody you know has suffered a dental injury due to a dentist or oral hygienist’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical negligence. For more information, please call Stacks Goudkamp on 1800 251 800 to arrange a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim, or alternatively, make an online enquiry.

 

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