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Also known as gum disease or gingivitis, periodontal disease can be a painful condition if not found and treated early.
At the onset of the condition, patients may experience bleeding of the gums when they brush their teeth. The gums might be inflamed or sore and an infection in the gums can arise.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can develop, affecting the tissue around the teeth and also the bone in the jaw. Teeth can also be lost as a consequence.
You should be advised if you have gum disease as it’s easy to treat by improving oral hygiene. When gum disease is identified, your dentist must tell you how to clean your teeth adequately at home in order to slow down or prevent tooth loss. They should also take x-rays and schedule regular appointments with a hygienist.
If your dentist failed to recognise or provide the correct care for your periodontal disease, we can help by pursuing a claim for compensation.
Hannah Wallace acted for a 53 year old woman who attended her dentist for regular check-ups every year, and believed her teeth to be healthy. By chance, in 2014 she was seen by a different dentist at the practice and advised that she was suffering from significant periodontal disease which had been undetected for a long time. Our client was later referred for specialist treatment, but sadly she lost three teeth as a result of the disease, and may face losing more in the future.
Our dental negligence solicitors can support you through this distressing time and help you to secure the funds to replace lost teeth and support further dental care.
If you have suffered from negligent care and suffer from periodontal disease, contact our team for free advice on 0800 121 6567 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.
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