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£20,000 awarded for unnecessary tooth extraction

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    Mr B first instructed us complaining that his dentist had extracted a tooth and created problems with his sinus. After thorough investigation Steve Wake obtained expert evidence that suggested Mr B’s dentist had extracted his upper right first molar (UR6) unnecessarily. The sinus …

    By dentalnegligence

Mr B first instructed us complaining that his dentist had extracted a tooth and created problems with his sinus.

After thorough investigation Steve Wake obtained expert evidence that suggested Mr B’s dentist had extracted his upper right first molar (UR6) unnecessarily. The sinus problems were caused by an ora-antral fistula which is communication between the oral cavity and the maxillary sinus (essentially a hole between your gum and sinus). Ora-antral fistulas are a recognised complication of teeth extraction. However, in Mr B’s case the tooth was extracted unnecessarily and so the creation of the fistula was negligent.

Expert evidence suggested that Mr B would require future maxillofacial treatment as well as an implant and treatment cycles to fill the gap left by his UR6. He has suffered with nearly three years of pain and discomfort unnecessarily and would have to undergo further procedures as a result of the Defendant’s negligence.

Steve Wake achieved an out-of-court settlement in the sum of £20,000.

 

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