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Dental Negligence Claims

Gum Disease Negligence Claims: Compensation for Undiagnosed Periodontal Disease

Quick Guide

  • Dentists have a responsibility to look for and treat gum disease. If they don’t, this could amount to negligence.
  • Gum disease can lead to serious dental problems. TLW can investigate if your dentist let you down and you are owed compensation.
  • TLW’s work is ‘no win no fee’, so you pay us nothing if your compensation claim is unsuccessful.

Have you suffered periodontal disease following negligent dental treatment?

Or was gum disease treatment not offered due to misdiagnosis or negligence?

Gum disease, commonly referred to as periodontal disease, is a group of inflammatory disorders that affect the tissues that surround the teeth. Gingivitis is a condition that causes the gums to swell, get red, and occasionally bleed. It is regarded as the primary reason for adult tooth loss globally. In its more severe form, termed periodontitis, the teeth may become loose or fall out, the gums may peel away from the tooth, and bone may be lost.

Dentists have a duty to report gum disease to their patients. Failure to do so may result in painful and expensive treatments as well as the potential loss of work for the patient.

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, call us on 0800 169 5925 or request a callback today.

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.

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
  • 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.

TLW Solicitors can help claim compensation for various types of dental injury claims.

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 injury claims, a claim involving 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 TLW as soon as possible.

Our Dental Negligence team can offer specialist advice and assistance in all areas relating to gum disease compensation.

Please get in touch with TLW Solicitors for a free, no-obligation discussion by calling 0800 169 5925, email us or complete the callback form.

It is important to get advice as soon as possible as strict time limits can apply.

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