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Sophie Angwin acted for Mr B, who received £6,000 following a substandard root canal procedure to his lower right molar.
Steve Wake, acted for Mr D who attended his dentist for a root canal treatment, following the treatment Mr D experienced intense pain and swelling to the left side of his mouth. On attending a different dentist it was discovered that …
Naomi Todd acted for Mrs C who was awarded £42,000 for the substandard root canal treatment and the failing of her dentist to obtain appropriate consent when carrying out an extraction.
Katie Parr acted for a man, who had been in regular attendance at his dental practice, for a period of over ten years. Over this period, the man complained of bleeding gums, loose teeth and abscesses. His dentist carried out basic …
Ben Lees recovered compensation for David due to the failure to obtain informed consent to implant treatment and for substandard treatment in fitting of the implant, which was placed at an angle and caused David significant pain. The General Dental Council …
Naomi Todd acted for a 50 year old woman who received £25,000 following the substandard fitting of a dental implant. During the insertion of the first pilot drill, the dentist caused the woman acute pain. The dentist reassured the woman …
Katie Parr acted for a man, who received £19,000 following the failure of his dentist to diagnose the presence of an established infection following radiographs. The man suffered considerable pain and discomfort over a 15 month period whilst the destruction of …
Katie Parr acted for a 33 year old woman who suffered significant damage to her lingual nerve following the extraction of her wisdom tooth.
Steve Wake acted for a 43 year old woman who was advised that her tooth needed crowning. After the tooth was crowned, the woman experienced pain in her crowned tooth and attended the dentist. Upon seeing another dentist at the practice, …
Steve Wake acted for a woman who encountered problems after obtaining a bridge fitted by her dentist. The bridge had been incorrectly fitted to an unhealthy tooth and the bridge became wobbly and loose.
What a dentist should do to try and establish the cause of dental pain to avoid patients suffering due to misdiagnosis.
The problems that can be suffered due to failing to treat malocclusion or inappropriately treating malocclusion.
What problems a patient can suffer as a result of poor dental fillings.
The complications which can arise when there is a sodium hypochlorite spill when carrying out a root canal treatment.
What constitutes appropriate tooth whitening practice and what can go wrong when it is not carried out properly.
Dentist deemed a ‘risk to patients’ after she failed to maintain appropriate levels of infection control and hygiene at her practice.
The importance of prompt diagnosis and the possible consequences if a dental abscess remains undiagnosed
The importance of taking dental x-rays and problems that can occur from failing to take dental x-rays.
Is there a shortage of money in the UK for NHS dental treatment and is this causing patients to suffer due to delayed dental treatment?
The problems that can occur with overuse of antibiotics for dental infections and why a responsible approach to prescribing is urged.
The majority of dentists who completed a recent survey, feel that patients are prevented from getting the best care due to the way dentistry is run in the UK.
A patient must be allowed to make a well-informed decision before dental treatment commences but what are the consequences of a Dentist’s failure to obtain consent to dental treatment?
When will a person require the extraction of wisdom teeth and what to do if something goes wrong.
What should patients do if they are concerned that their dentist has been dishonest about treatment?
How can orthodontic treatment affect periodontal gum disease?