Incorrect Tooth Removal

Tooth removal is a relatively simple process but the healing time afterwards can be a little uncomfortable and in unfortunate cases can be prone to complications such as infection. A dentist may take out the wrong tooth due to a dentist's diagnosis error, or due to a surgical error when completing the extraction process.

If your dentist removes the wrong tooth it may lead to you having to have further surgical procedures to remove the infected tooth itself. It can also lead to further pain and complications following the procedure. The procedure would also be considered negligent if it was performed unnecessarily, this would have put you, as a patient, through a painful process which you did not need to suffer.

Previous successful negligence cases under this guise have included a case in which a man was awarded with £4,000 compensation after his dentist failed to perform the diagnostic processes necessary to confirm advanced decay in his teeth. The issue could have been treated by non-invasive treatment rather than completing the extraction.

Making A Negligence Claim

To make a dental negligence claim, you must enter the claim within 3 years from the date of the problem. As with any negligence claim, the sooner you do enter into the process, the more likely your claim is to be successful given that you will be in the best position to provide accurate evidence to support your claim. This evidence may be given as a written statement and/or a verbal interview and will always include a medical assessment by an impartial legal doctor who will assess the extent of your injuries.


1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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