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How Much Can I Claim for Dental Negligence? 

Dental negligence is defined as the failure of your dentist or another dental healthcare provider to provide you with the appropriate level of dental treatment, which results in unnecessary harm, injury and possibly other health issues.

Dental negligence can not only cause you physical harm but can also cause you emotional distress, as well as financial losses.  Some of the issues could have a long-lasting, profound impact.

Dental professionals have a responsibility of care for their patients and should ensure that they provide the appropriate level of care.

What are some signs that my dental surgery has gone wrong?

Dentists and dental technicians have a duty of care to protect their clients when carrying out surgery or other procedures. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, resulting in errors during dental surgery that can significantly impact the patient’s life. 

When this happens, patients may be left in urgent need of extra care and legal support. In these cases, it may be possible to make a claim for dental compensation. 

The following errors may be signs that your dentist has acted in a negligent manner:

  • Nerve damage to teeth
  • Inadequate root canal surgery
  • Dental implants failure
  • Extraction of the wrong tooth or of too many teeth
  • Failure to manage and treat tooth decay 
  • Inadequate fillings
  • Inadequate crowns
  • Failure to manage gum disease and periodontal disease

If you are suffering with any of these, our specialist dental solicitors can help.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you can get for your dental negligence claim is not fixed and will vary from patient to patient. Your settlement will be heavily influenced by your specific set of circumstances. 

Some factors that determine how much you can get for your dental compensation include the following: 

  • Severity of the dental problem
  • Where the injury is
  • Damages to you caused by the injury 
  • Emotional trauma
  • Financial losses, including loss of income, cost of any additional care, etc.
  • Future medical issues
  • Expenses for additional medical appointments 

Here, we take a look at the different types of dental injury and how much the average amount of compensation is for these injuries. 

Severity of injury Average amount of compensation
Loss of a single back tooth £910 to £1,430
Loss of a single front tooth £1,840 to £3,300
Loss of two front teeth £3,630 to £6,380
Loss of several front teeth £7,320 to £9,540
Gum disease As high as £32,000
Serious facial scarring

£27,940 to £91,350

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Any negligence might have long-lasting effects on one's life. When we go to the dentist, we hope to get a remedy for our dental issues rather than experience further pain. We are aware of how distressing it must be for you or a loved one to experience harm as a result of a mistake or careless treatment by your dentist that should have been prevented, because medical practitioners have a duty of care to their patients.

We are here to assist you in seeking redress, obtaining justice, and securing just compensation.

If you have experienced dental negligence, our team is here to help. Simply contact us on 0808 115 9132, or fill out our online contact form to arrange a call with a member of our expert team today. 

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Russell Sutton is a partner at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities surrounding dental negligence cases. Russell's commitment to his clients is unmatched, as he empathises with the emotional and physical toll that dental negligence can take on people’s lives.

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