Dental Filling Compensation Claims
If you have suffered as a result of a dental filling gone wrong, the experts at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are here to help you to make a claim for compensation.
We have many years experience in helping our clients to make a claim following botched dental work that has left them in severe discomfort. All dental professionals have a duty to protect their patients, but we are on hand to support those who have not been afforded this level of care.
To date, our expert team has recovered more than £3 million in compensation for our clients, helping them to get their lives back on track following the negligence of a surgeon or dentist.
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About dental fillings
A dental filling, otherwise known as dental restoration, is usually a simple procedure involving the removal of decaying or damaged parts of a tooth using a drill. The tooth is then repaired with a substance designed to protect the rest of the tooth, therefore preventing any further decay.
Different types of fillings are utilised by dental professionals, depending on the nature of the fracture, decay or damage. Materials used range from amalgams of metallic material to gold, depending on the patient’s decision. Patients should be given the option to try more natural materials such as white fillings, however, there is usually a higher cost associated with these options.
In this procedure, a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the area surrounding the tooth before the dentist uses a drill to remove the decayed material. In some cases, an air abrasion instrument, or laser, is used instead.
The cavity is then cleaned to allow room for the dental filling. If the tooth decay has spread close to 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 is shaped to the desired outcome. Finally, any excess material is trimmed, and the dental filling is polished.
What could go wrong?
This type of procedure is incredibly common, and the majority are carried out without complication. However, sometimes mistakes can happen, and the patient may be left to pay for the mistakes made by their dentist.
The team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors has dealt with an increasing number of dental negligence cases over the years. Some of the most common indications that a dental filling procedure has gone wrong include:
- 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 procedure
Why Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors?
With a 95% success rate in all cosmetic surgery and dental negligence cases we have taken on after obtaining medical evidence, we are well placed to help you succeed with your claim.
We understand that claiming compensation can seem like a hassle that you just don’t need, particularly if you’re suffering physically or psychologically. However, our understanding of this area of the law and the claims process means we will take the stress out of your situation and put you in the best possible position to recover the compensation you deserve.