Whenever dental treatment is required your dentist should discuss the treatment with you and outline any risks associated with it. As with any medical treatment, it is important for the dentist to obtain your consent and have this consent based on all of the facts.
If you have recently been for dental treatment and adjacent teeth appear to have been damaged, contact Graham Coffey & Co specialist dental solicitors for a free consultation.
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Where a specific tooth requires treatment the dentist should, as far as possible, ensure that the adjacent teeth are not damaged during the treatment.
A few examples of the types of injury that can be caused by careless dental work include:
- Chipped tooth
- Lacerated lip
- Laceration to tongue
- Damaged nerve
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Most dental work inevitably involves conducting work in close proximity to nerves. The two most common nerves damaged in dental work are the lingual nerve, which can affect the tongue and inner mouth; and the inferior alveolar nerve, which affects the lips, chin and lower jaw.
Damaging a nerve is not evidence itself of dental negligence. However, it is important that where such an injury is possible the dentist outlines this to you before obtaining your consent to carry out the procedure.
If your dentist has damaged the nerve and did not outline the risk of such injury, our solicitors at Graham Coffey & Co can assist you. Unexpected damage to adjacent teeth or nerve damage can result in further necessary dental work. Our dental negligence specialists will work with you to ensure that you not only recover compensation for the negligent treatment, but also recover the costs of the additional dental treatment.