Dental negligence

Dental Negligence

Visiting the dentist is a stressful and difficult experience for many people. But if you are the victim of dental negligence, it can be even more distressing.

If you’ve suffered from preventable pain or injury after substandard dentistry, you have the right to claim against the dentist/dental hygienist who treated you. 

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton experienced dental negligence lawyers will take the time to understand what you’re going through, helping you get the answers and compensation you deserve.

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What is dental negligence?

As with all forms of medical negligence, there is more than one way in which you might suffer from dental negligence.

Dental negligence is when a dental health professional fails to provide the right standard of care, often resulting in a dental problem getting worse rather than better.

Some of the problems you may have experienced include:
  • Damage to your teeth
  • Nerve damage
  • Failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Failure to obtain consent before procedures are undertaken meaning that you haven’t been advised as to the risks that the procedure brings with it.
  • Missed or delayed diagnosis of an oral health condition.
  • Periodontal disease that could have been avoided with proper advice and treatment.
  • Poor bridge work
  • Poor restorative dentistry
  • Substandard dental implants
  • Substandard root canal work
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How we can help you

You normally have 3 years from the date that you knew or to have known that you suffered of dental negligence because of the negligent treatment that you received.

We would be happy to talk through with you what is needed to claim compensation for dental negligence.

The information that we will need will include the following:

  • Your dental history going back to your childhood.
  • Whether your condition/symptoms will affect your life in the future.
  • Any medical expenses dental costs that you’ve paid out for because of what has happened.
  • Whether you have raised your concerns with the health professional already and if so what they have said.
  • Any treatment that you still need to pay for.
How we can help you

We will normally be able to help you on a No Win No Fee Agreement basis and will explain what this means when we speak to you.


Our team has decades of combined experience in dealing with Dental Negligence Claims. 

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors Dental Negligence Specialists are sympathetic, understanding, and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

If you would like to discuss an issue, please get in touch to arrange a free not obligation consultation. We’re available by email or phone.


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