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Compensation for Failed Root Canal

Did your root canal treatment go wrong because of negligence on the part of the dental clinic? If so, the expert team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can help you to make a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

We understand just how distressing it can be to suffer because of a botched procedure, not to mention the physical pain that can be caused by a dental treatment gone-wrong. We were one of the first legal practices established in England and Wales to help people in this specialist area of the law, so you can rest assured that your case is in safe hands.

Talk to us today about your root canal compensation claim by calling 0808 291 5053or request a callback from the team using our online enquiry form.

Why choose us for your root canal compensation claim?

Our team of expert solicitors have successfully claimed over £4 million in compensation for our clients. With a 95% success rate for the claims we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence, you can put your trust in us to win you the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track following unsuccessful dental treatment.

Our dental negligence claims are led by partner Russell Sutton, who has many years of experience in helping people who have been subjected to negligent dental treatment. In addition to his role at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, he is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) senior litigator

Russell leads a dedicated team of lawyers who have a proven track record of securing compensation following root canal compensation claims. Find out more about our client service by reading our testimonials or by exploring our ‘excellent’ approval rating on Trustpilot.

We always work on a no win, no fee basis, which means you will not have to pay us a penny if your case isn’t successful. Our fee comes out of the amount you will receive if your case is successful, giving you the confidence to pursue your case without the pressure of paying for legal fees upfront.

How long does the root canal compensation claims process take?

As each and every root canal claim is different, we cannot provide a definite time frame for your case. What we can promise is that your dedicated solicitor will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are fully supported throughout the claims process..

We would advise that you start your root canal compensation claim as soon as possible following the negligent procedure, as this will ensure that you have the best possible chance of success.

For more information on what you can expect when making a root canal compensation claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, click the button below.


What are the signs that my root canal has gone wrong?

Most root canal treatments work well for dental patients but complications can occur during or after root canal treatment. Common complications include:

  • Instrument fracture inside the root canal
  • Perforation of the tooth by the instrument
  • Failure to clean, shape or fill the canals appropriately
  • Poor quality fillings/crowns

When can I make a root canal compensation claim?

You may be eligible to make a root canal claim if your dentist:

  • Fractured an instrument inside the root canal and failed to inform you
  • Failed to remove the nerve completely
  • Perforated an instrument through the side of the root
  • Failed to clean, shape or fill the canals properly, which resulted in infection
  • Did not gain informed consent
  • Did not advise you of alternative, less costly treatments
  • Made errors during the dental procedure, resulting in pain or infection

When a root canal procedure has failed, immediate action is required to prevent the infection from worsening. Possible next steps include:

  • A second root canal treatment
  • Surgery to remove the infected root tip (apicectomy)
  • Extraction

How much compensation could I get for a root canal dental negligence claim?

The amount of compensation you could receive following a root canal compensation claim will vary depending on the circumstances of your case. You may be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings, as well as for needless pain and any corrective procedures you may need to undertake. You might also be able to make a claim for the replacement of lost teeth with an implant retained crown, and any future replacement implant crowns, as well as general future dental expenses.

At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, our team of experienced dental negligence solicitors are dedicated to ensuring that you are awarded the maximum amount of compensation for your case, to ensure you are able to build your life back up after what we know can be an extremely distressing experience.

How much does it cost to make a root canal compensation claim?

We always work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that even if your claim is not successful, you will not pay a penny of legal costs.

Chat to us today about your root canal compensation claim by calling 0808 159 3773, or request a callback from the team using our online enquiry form.

How much compensation could I get for a root canal dental negligence claim?

If your quality of life has been negatively affected following a negligent root canal treatment, then we are here to help you make a legal claim for compensation.

Compensation can go some way to addressing any physical or emotional trauma you have experienced, and it can also help to pay for any corrective surgery or psychological help that you may need. Additionally, a successful claim can help to prevent future patients from suffering in the same way you have at the hands of the negligent clinic or practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if my root canal has failed?

It is normal to experience some discomfort following a root canal procedure, as the process can irritate the nerves surrounding the treated tooth. However, if the pain persists or worsens after two to three days, it could indicate an issue with the root canal or another problem in your mouth or jaw. If you suspect a failed root canal, consult your dentist to investigate further or determine whether an infection is present.

What are the symptoms of a failed root canal?

Several symptoms may indicate a failed root canal, depending on the underlying cause:

Pain: persistent or worsening pain after a few days could indicate bacteria in the root canal causing an infection.

Sensitivity to hot or cold: if the treated area becomes sensitive to temperature, consult your dentist to check if the treatment has failed.

Swelling: swelling or pain around the tooth might signify an abscess or another infection. Visit your dentist if you notice swelling or pus.

Pus or discharge: pus or discharge around the tooth can indicate an abscess, sometimes accompanied by pain.

Crown or filling failure: if the filling or crown protecting your tooth after the procedure falls out or becomes loose, consult your dentist for further treatment.

Experiencing any of these symptoms warrants a dental appointment to treat the cause of the infection and determine the root canal's success.

What should I do if my root canal fails?

If you suspect a failed root canal, visit your dentist for an assessment of the cause, treatment of your symptoms, and advice on further treatment. If you believe your dentist's negligence caused the failure, resulting in pain, further injuries, or distress, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Can I sue my dentist for a failed root canal?

If dental negligence caused your failed root canal, you might be able to claim compensation. The amount awarded depends on the circumstances and the negligence's consequences.

What is the process for a failed root canal compensation claim?

If your root canal failed due to your dentist's negligence, you can seek compensation through a no win, no fee agreement. Most claims are resolved early, but court proceedings may be necessary in some cases.

How long does it take for a root canal to heal?

Practising good oral hygiene before and after the procedure is essential for recovery. You may be advised to eat soft foods for a day or two and expect sensitivity for a few days. If pain or discomfort persists, contact your dentist immediately.

How much compensation can I get for a failed root canal claim?

There is no fixed amount for a successful claim, as each case is unique. Factors affecting the claim value include the negligence extent, the injury severity, and the cost of further dental treatment required. Once your case is assessed, an estimate of the claim value can be provided based on similar cases. If the case goes to court, the judge will decide the compensation amount if they rule in your favour.

The amount of compensation you will be awarded following a successful claim will depend on the impacts of the negligence on your life, taking into consideration your physical and mental suffering, and any expenses you have incurred due to your time off or needing to seek support.

Is it possible to have a failed root canal redone?

If your root canal treatment has failed, it may be possible to have the procedure redone, depending on the reasons for the failure. If the issue was caused by an infection due to incomplete cleaning of the cavity or root before filling, a new root canal treatment could potentially rectify the problem. However, if the failed root canal has resulted in further damage to the tooth, leaving insufficient stable tooth structure for a successful procedure, further root treatment may not be viable. In some instances, tooth extraction might be necessary. Your dentist can discuss the available options with you.

Contact us

To speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a root canal compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis, get in touch with us by calling 0800 634 0285 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you.

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Russell has vast experience in negligent dental treatment and manages all cases from start to finish for dental surgery claims.

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