Gum Disease Claims
Have you suffered unnecessarily as a result of gum disease and feel it was caused by the negligence of your dentist? If so, you could be entitled to make a gum disease claim.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are the experts in the field of cosmetic surgery and dental negligence – we believe we were the first practice set up in England and Wales to help victims in this area of the law and, to date, we have recovered more than £3 million in compensation for our clients.
If you have been let down by a dentist and it has resulted in physical or psychological pain and suffering, we are here to help you.
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About gum disease
Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontitis, is a dental condition that results from gingivitis being left untreated for too long. The progression from gingivitis to full-on gum disease is gradual, and your dental professional should have spotted the symptoms during regular check-ups and advised you on how to prevent further damage, or referred you to a specialist for treatment.
It affects the tissue supporting the teeth, from the gums to the jaw bone and can progress from minor bleeding in the gums to loose or unsightly gaps between the teeth. Ultimately the condition can lead to the loss of teeth when the tissue becomes too damaged to hold them in place.
Gum disease can usually be prevented by excellent oral hygiene, coupled with regular visits to the dentist, who should examine the health of your gums.
Fortunately, gum disease can be treated effectively if it is caught in its early stages. Depending on the severity of the the condition, your dentist may administer a professional clean and polish, root planing, gum surgery or specialist treatment.
If root planing is required, a local anaesthetic will be administered. Root planing is a more extensive treatment that removes plaque and tartar from the periodontal ‘pockets’ around the teeth.
Follow-up appointments will be necessary over the following months to ensure the periodontitis is not getting worse.
If the deep cleaning method has not helped to clear up the condition, surgery may be required to help build your gum tissue back up.
If the condition is left untreated, it can irreversibly affect the bone that holds your teeth in your jaw and progress to periodontal disease. This can lead to:
- permanent damage to the jaw;
- ulcers and permanent holes in the gums;
- gum recession;
- extreme discomfort;
- gum infections;
- loose teeth;
- tooth loss.
Making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
If you feel a mistake or an oversight by your dentist led to you suffering physically or psychologically, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
We were the first legal practice established in England and Wales dedicated to cosmetic surgery and dental negligence, and as a result we are leaders in the field. Our experience and expertise means we can lead you through the claims process with the minimum of stress to you, and put you in the best possible position to recover the compensation you deserve.
With a 95% success rate in cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence, our record speaks for itself.