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Have you suffered gum disease following negligent dental treatment?

You may be able to claim compensation if you have suffered from gum disease as a result of sub-standard, negligent dental treatment.

Gum disease is also known as gingivitis or periodontal disease. It develops over time and 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 damage to the jawbone.

Compensation 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.

They 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.

No win, no fee dental negligence specialists

The specialist and experienced dental negligence lawyers 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.

We work on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Time limits

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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