Dental Fillings Gone Wrong
When Dental Restoration Negligence Occurs
A dental filling, or dental restoration, is usually a simple operation which involves the removal of the decaying or damaged parts of a tooth usually with a drill. The tooth is then repaired with a substance designed to protect the rest of the tooth and prevent any further decay.
While this procedure is normally quite safe, there is the possibility for error due to dental negligence, resulting in a filling being placed in the wrong tooth. The dentist can either misread his operation notes or wrongly identifying which tooth requires filling.
This leaves the patient often requiring a second filling to be performed on the actual problem tooth, while being left with an unwanted and unrepairable filling on a tooth that may have never required surgery. If that happens, then a firm of dental negligence solicitors can make a dental fillings negligence claim on your behalf and you can be awarded the appropriate compensation.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors – The First Stop For Dental Negligence
The dental professional usually suggests that fillings be performed after a routine check up on the patient’s dental health when tooth decay is spotted. The patient is advised on the issues with their teeth, and discusses having a dental filling performed, and the potential materials that might be used for the procedure.
A successful dental filling generally leaves the tooth in a better state than it began with. The decay has now been removed and the tooth reinforced by the appropriate material. But when dental fillings go wrong, the patient is left with a big problem and that’s where we can help you.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are the first law firm in England and Wales dedicated primarily to victims of cosmetic and dental negligence. We understand how devastating the consequences can be when dentistry goes wrong whether you have undergone bad dental fillings or any other dental surgery procedure that has gone wrong. Talk to us today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from one of the expert Dental Negligence Claims team.
How Dental Fillings Work
When dental fillings are used to treat tooth fractures, decay or surfaces of the teeth that have become damaged, different types of fillings are utilised. These materials range from amalgams of metallic material to gold and they depend on the patient’s final decision. Patients may feel worried about the aesthetic changes some filling materials cause, the grey amalgam material is seen as quite unsightly. Dental fillings patients should be given the option to choose more naturalistic materials, such as white fillings although these are generally only an option in private dental clinics.
In a dental fillings procedure, a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the area around the tooth. The dentist then normally uses a drill to remove the decayed material. Sometimes an air abrasion instrument or laser is used instead. The cavity will be then cleaned to allow dental filling. If the tooth decay is near the root, a liner made from glass ionomer, composite resin or other materials may be inserted first to protect the nerve. The dental filling material itself is applied to the area in layers and shaped to the desired outcome. Any excess material is trimmed and the dental filling is polished as a last step.
If you feel that your dental fillings treatment hasn’t proceeded as you might expect and you’re suffering the consequences of negligent dental surgery then talk to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors. We are expert at knowing what indicators to look for in dental fillings negligence cases. See below on how to make a claim with us.
Dental Fillings Claims with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
Our success at pursuing dental negligence claims is shown clearly in the over £2.5 million in cosmetic surgery compensation which includes dental surgery that we’ve helped our clients receive over recent years. You too may be able to claim for compensation for the dental fillings problems you’ve had. To find out what you’re entitled to follow these four steps and start your claim today:
- Talk to our specialist dental fillings claims team on 0800 634 0285
- Request a call back at a time that suits both you and your schedule
- Detail your dental fillings procedure gone wrong and let Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors inform you as to your best options
- Our dental negligence solicitors will do the rest
The Patient Pays when Dental Fillings Go Wrong
Dental fillings are a commonplace dental procedure and are usually successful but if this type of dental surgery goes wrong, the patient is the one left to pay for the dentist’s mistakes.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are dealing with an increasing number of dental negligence cases and the following are some of the complications of bad dental fillings that we see in the negligence claims received every day. Some of the most common indications that dental fillings treatment has gone wrong are:
- Fillings placed in the wrong teeth by your dentist
- Persistent, extreme sensitive teeth after the anaesthetic has worn off
- Failure to clean the cavity adequately resulting in infection
- Allergic reaction to a metal amalgam (silver) filling
- Extreme discomfort following the filling
If you’ve had any of these results you could be a victim of dental negligence and a dental negligence claim should be made. At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors we are experts in the dental claims process with years of experience in helping patients who have suffered physical or emotional scarring as a consequence of dental negligence receive the right compensation. We know exactly what makes a successful award so call us today on 0800 634 0285 to start your claim.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Can Help You Today
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors have an exceptional reputation in the UK for delivering the best results for hundreds who’ve undergone dental negligence and rightly so. We are committed to the victims of dental negligence and want to help you secure the right compensation for the pain you’ve suffered.
If you’re a victim of a dental surgery gone wrong, we can answer any questions you may have about the dental fillings negligence claims process and support you through what can be a complicated process.
Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from one of our dedicated Dental Negligence Claims team.