Have you suffered periodontal disease following negligent dental treatment? Or was gum disease treatment not offered due to misdiagnosis or negligence?
Periodontitis is commonly referred to as gum disease. You may be able to make a gum disease claim against a dentist and claim compensation if you have suffered from gum disease as a result of negligent dental treatment. TLW Solicitors can help claim compensation for various types of dental injury claims.
Untreated periodontal disease can even lead to damage to the jawbone.
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis (gum disease) is a gradual process and has several stages of severity, beginning with gingivitis, a common irritation and swelling to the gums around the teeth. Over time, periodontal disease can develop into the early stages of bone decay. This can cause painful complications to the gums and mouth if untreated but is reversible if picked up in time. If periodontal disease is allowed to develop, it can lead to bad breath, infection, bleeding, swollen and receding gums, loose and gapped teeth, mouth ulcers, heat and cold sensitivity, or even tooth loss.
Untreated periodontal disease can even lead to permanent damage to the jawbone.
TLW Solicitors can help you make a compensation claim for gum disease caused by misdiagnosis or negligence. If your dentist failed to spot gum disease or didn’t tell you you had gum disease which led to complications or expensive further treatment, speak to TLW today to start your claim.
Compensation Claims for Gum Disease
Your dentist has a responsibility to diagnose and treat gum disease and to help you learn how to clean and look after your teeth properly.
Dentists can be at fault if they did not fully consider your dental history, failed to advise on proper oral hygiene, refer you to a hygienist, or carry out regular check-ups, including x-rays, to monitor the health of your teeth and gums.
If you think your dentist should have done more to investigate and treat your gum disease, get in touch to start your gum disease claim.
No win, no fee dental negligence specialists
The specialist and experienced dental negligence solicitors at TLW Solicitors have dealt with a wide range of dental compensation claims, including those relating to gum disease. You may be able to claim even if your dentist has retired or moved dental practices.
If you have suffered serious injury and responsibility for the alleged negligence is accepted early on, the TLW team can try to negotiate an early payment towards the final compensation to cover the cost of private dental treatment needed to fix problems caused by periodontal disease.
As with all personal injury claims, a claim involving dental negligence must be brought within the relevant limitation period. This will generally be 3 years from the date of the negligent treatment or when the patient knew or ought to reasonably have known that any injury was due to negligence. Other time limits may apply if the treatment was carried out on a child or protected party.
With dental cases, the relevant limitation period can sometimes be difficult to work out, particularly if the case relates to treatment over a long period of time. It is therefore important to ensure that you receive advice from our specialist team to ensure that your claim is pursued within the relevant time period.
If you are not sure about the timescales in your case, contact one of the dental negligence solicitors at TLW as soon as possible.
To see if any of our specialist lawyers can help you, please get in touch.
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