Most of us feel anxious about going to the dentist, for most of us this isn’t a specific reason for this fear but for some people things have really gone wrong. In some cases the dentist may have been negligent in their care and treatment of us. So, just like with medical negligence claims, these people may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Not happy with your dental treatment?
All practicing dentists should be registered with their governing body, the General Dental Council (GDC) who issue their practicing certificate. In order for dentists to be registered they should have valid insurance in place to cover for claims made against them for any accidents or malpractice during your treatment. However it is not a requirement of the GDC that all dentists have insurance. Our advice would therefore be to check this information with your dentist before undergoing any treatment. That way, if anything does go wrong, you’re covered.
We can obtain compensation for things like the wrong tooth being removed, or a dentist’s failure to treat something which causes major problems later on. We can claim for the loss of teeth and the pain and suffering you have gone through. We also understand how important your teeth and oral health are to you. We appreciate that this may affect your self-confidence and will claim for the entirety of how the negligent dental treatment has affected you. We may need to obtain your dental records or ask you to take some photographs to document your recovery. Our specialist and experienced team can talk you though the whole process.
Please don’t be afraid to contact us about cosmetic dental procedures as well.
How we can help
If you feel that your dentist has let you down or mistakes have been made in your treatment we would like to help and can offer you advice on how to claim. Contact us for free on 0800 213214 or complete our simple on line enquiry form to discuss claiming compensation.