Root Canal Treatment Failure Because of Dentist Negligent

Root Canal Treatment Failure Because of Dentist Negligent

Root canal treatment is a common procedure performed by dentists to save a severely decayed or infected tooth from extraction. While it is generally considered safe and effective, there are cases where it may fail due to a dentist’s negligence. In this article, we will discuss the potential causes of root canal treatment failure and the role of a negligent dentist in such cases.

Root canal treatment failure can occur due to several reasons, including:

1. Incomplete removal of infected or damaged tissue: During a root canal procedure, the dentist must remove all infected or damaged tissue from the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canals. Failure to do so can leave behind bacteria and other microorganisms, leading to infection and further decay.

2. Improper filling: Once the infected tissue is removed, the dentist must fill the root canals with a special material to prevent re-infection. If the filling is not done correctly, bacteria can enter the canals, leading to further decay and infection.

3. Poorly fitted crown: After a root canal procedure, the tooth is usually capped with a crown to protect it from further damage. If the crown is not fitted properly, it can create gaps between the tooth and the crown, allowing bacteria to enter and cause infection.

If root canal treatment fails due to a dentist’s negligence, the patient may experience severe pain, swelling, and other symptoms. In some cases, the tooth may need to be extracted, leading to additional expenses and discomfort.

A negligent dentist can be held liable for root canal treatment failure if they fail to meet the standard of care expected of them. This means that they must provide treatment that meets the accepted standard of care in their profession. If they deviate from this standard and cause harm to the patient, they can be sued for medical malpractice.

To prove dental malpractice, the patient must show that the dentist breached the standard of care, and this breach caused the patient’s injury. They must also demonstrate that they suffered damages as a result of the dentist’s negligence. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you have suffered any physical pain or psychological suffering as a result of your dentist negligence you can make a dental negligence claim.

In addition to the physical and psychological symptoms you may experience, dental negligence can also impact you financially as you try to rectify the dental professional’s negligence with further treatment.

Dentists have a duty to act with due care and skill and if your dentist’s negligent acts or omissions have caused you harm you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can assist with paying for private dental treatment to repair the damage caused and cover medical expenses and loss of income if you have to take time off work.


How can Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors help you with your dental negligence claim?

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors has a dedicated team with decades of combined experience in dealing with Dental Negligence Claims providing high quality legal representation exclusively for patients who have received negligent treatment form their dentist.

As Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors understands that each client is unique, we provide tailored advice and solutions to your individual circumstances.

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Dental Negligence Specialists are sympathetic, understanding and will take the time to understand what you are going through, helping you get the answers and compensation you deserve.

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can usually act on your behalf on a No Win No Fee basis.

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