When restorative dentistry is performed correctly, a patient can expect their treatment to last a significant amount of time and sometimes, for the rest of their life. However, negligence can mean that restored teeth can fail quickly, causing unnecessary pain and expense.
Restorative procedures aim to improve or restore damaged teeth, improving their dental function. This can include any of the following types of treatment:
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth-coloured dental fillings
Before treating a patient, a dentist should consider a number of factors including:
- Whether the patient is an appropriate candidate for the treatment
- Has the patient been advised of the risks and benefits of treatment
- Have appropriate examinations been taken to understand the extent of the problem
- Has the compromised tooth been correctly identified
When restoration of teeth fails, it can be very traumatic and painful for the patient. Many of our clients have had to have restorative procedures completely re-done, resulting in additional distress, surgeries, infection and financial loss.
Examples Of Our Current Work
Hannah Wallace secured a four figure compensation settlement for a 21 year old woman whose adult tooth was wrongfully extracted by her dentist, having mistakenly been mixed up with a neighbouring baby tooth. As a consequence of this, the client required an implant to replace the missing tooth. Her on-going orthodontic treatment was delayed as a result.
Hannah Wallace has also assisted a 50 year old man in making a formal complaint to the General Dental Council. The man changed to a new dentist who revealed that he had been receiving extensive unnecessary treatment (including fillings, extractions and root canal treatments) from his previous, long-term dentist.
Contact Us About Your Negligent Restorative Dental Work
If you've experienced any problems with the treatment you’ve received during restorative work, call us on 0800 121 6567 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.