Dental Negligence

We are encouraged to attend regular check-ups with our dentist to identify any problems with our teeth, gums or mouth at an early stage.  Early intervention with a dental problem usually makes treatment easier and more likely to be successful. 

However, the care received from a dentist can sometimes fall below the care that can be expected of a reasonably competent dentist which can lead to loss of teeth, unnecessary pain and suffering, and poor cosmetic results.

Common compensation claims relating to Dental Negligence include:

  • Failure to carry out appropriate examinations and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Failure to identify and treat infection
  • Failure to recognise and treat dental decay
  • Improper dental technique
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Extractions

Some examples of our successful dental negligence claims include:

  • An award of £52,500.00 for the failure to diagnose, identify or treat periodontal disease between 1974 – 2009 resulting in the extraction of several teeth and extensive restorative work
  • An award of £7,000.00 for failure to provide thorough dental treatment leading to the loss of several teeth
  • An award of £4,000.00 where a drill broke the tooth adjacent to the tooth being treated
  • An award of £3,000.00 where a dentist attempted to extract an infected tooth instead of referring the patient for extraction under anaesthetic
  • An award of £4,500.00 for the extraction of an incorrect tooth

If you have suffered injury as a consequence of substandard dental treatment, contact our experienced Medical Negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Ducan Gardinar
Duncan Gardiner

Partner

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Jane McBennett
Jane McBennett

Associate Solicitor

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Anna Sari
Anna Sari

Solicitor

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Oonagh McCurry
Oonagh McCurry

Solicitor

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Call us on 033 3344 9602 or email medneg@morrishsolicitors.com for free advice.