Extracted Wrong Tooth Claims

We've got your claim for wrongful tooth extraction covered

A lot of people despise going to the dentist, and when something goes wrong, worst fears can be realised. It is a rarely a pleasant experience, but regular check-ups can usually minimise the work that may need to be done and identify any issues early to prevent things getting worse. When serious dental work needs to be undertaken, such as root canal work, extraction and fillings it is essential to feel comfortable in the abilities of the dental professional conducting the procedure.

Human errors are bound to be made, even as dental work is becoming more safe and effective, but if you have suffered at the hands of a negligent dentist then you may be able to claim. Dentists are fully trained professionals who have a duty of care to you to the best of their ability.

You may be able to claim for:

  • Wrongful administration of anaesthetic or being administered to the wrong area
  • Unnecessary removal of additional tooth or teeth
  • Residual problems with affected area after extraction including infection
  • Prolonged persistent pain and or swelling in the area and difficulty performing tasks such as eating and talking

What can I do if my dentist pulled the wrong tooth out?

The removal of a bad tooth can be an incredibly painful experience at the best of times. However, if you have gone through a procedure involving an incorrect tooth extraction, it is likely that your recovery will be impacted.

If a dentist does pull or fill the wrong tooth, there will likely be additional procedures required to put this right and you may suffer additional pain and treatment costs that could have been avoided.

As well as the physical trauma and pain of this experience, there’s the added anxiety of hoping this doesn’t happen to you, or anyone else ever again.

If your dentist has extracted the wrong tooth, our medical negligence team are ready to take your call. When seeking compensation, it is important to work with a specialist dental negligence solicitor, capable of guiding you through the claims process.

 

Wrongful administration of anaesthetic

If you have received the incorrect administration of anaesthetic which has had a detrimental impact on you, Patient Claim Line can assist you in your claim.

When your dentist extracts the wrong tooth, you are exposed to an administration of anaesthetic that could have been avoided. There may be wider impacts of this exposure; such as additional pain, discomfort and the anxiety of having to experience the procedure a second time. And when this is the case, all these impacts are fully considered when processing your claim.

To put your mind at ease, should your dental claim provide evidence that there was a negligent or wrong amount of anaesthetic used, we will work tirelessly to deliver you the compensation you deserve.

When it comes to medical negligence claims, Patient Claim Line are one of the UK’s leading firms. We are here to help you every step of the way and will not give up until we feel we have done everything in our capacity to help you with your claim.

 

What kind of complications do patients face when tooth extraction has gone wrong?

When a tooth extraction goes wrong, you can be left in a great deal of avoidable pain. The pain may also be long-term, especially if the tooth is fractured during the procedure, or you feel nerve damage.

There’s also the psychological impact that a bad or negligent tooth extraction can leave. Horrible dental experiences may leave you fearful of going to the dentist again. It may also mean you’re afraid of seeking additional support.

If you are afraid then our specialist dental negligence solicitors are here to support you.

 

What are my rights if my tooth extraction has gone wrong?

If your tooth extraction goes wrong, it isn’t right that you should suffer from something you are not at fault for.

Although mistakes can be made, we do not want anyone to feel alone, upset or even helpless because of the actions of a dental practitioner.

Therefore, our dental claims solicitors will work diligently to help you not only understand your tooth extraction rights, but also have a chance of receiving compensation for your trauma and injury.

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Meet the team

Rikki Spofforth

Rikki Spofforth
Litigation Executive

Rikki is a Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. Having joined the company in 2014, Rikki joined the Medical Negligence team a year later, and recently started his Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Rikki has experience in all stages of file handling, from taking initial enquiries, through to valuing and settling claims alongside our team’s senior solicitors.

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