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A Guide to Gum Disease Claims
Most people are aware that ongoing dental care through regular appointments helps to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but what if your dentist misses something important? We have seen many cases of delayed gum disease diagnosis that have led to long-term complications for the patient. You could be entitled to seek gum disease misdiagnosis compensation if you can show that:
you have suffered increased pain and/or damage as a result of a delayed diagnosis of gum disease
this delayed or missed diagnosis was due to negligence by a dental professional
you required dental treatment as a result of a delay in diagnosis of gum disease
you suffered tooth loss as a result of a delay in diagnosis of gum disease
Our team of expert dental negligence solicitors have vast experience in how to pursue a claim for compensation that may make a huge difference to your recovery. Many adults in the UK will have experienced some form of gum disease. If you have suffered a misdiagnosis of gum disease after a visit to your dentist, you can speak to Hampson Hughes about claiming dental negligence compensation.
To find out more about making a compensation claim related to gum disease misdiagnosis, you can look through the drop-down sections further down this page.
Once gum disease has progressed from gingivitis to the more serious periodontal disease, there is no quick and easy cure, but gum disease can be controlled and maintained at a stable level with regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist.
If you have suffered a delayed diagnosis of gum disease, it can affect the tissues and bone that support your teeth and keep them held in place. If this occurs, the effects can be both physical and psychological. Impacts of periodontal disease are unpleasant, with symptoms including:
Red and swollen gums
Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
Permanent state of bad breath
Abscesses that cause intense pain and discharge pus
It is the responsibility of any dentist you visit to provide you with teeth and gum health checks that include a look at your periodontal health. Whenever you visit the dentist, your gum health should be assessed alongside that of your teeth. Regular ‘basic periodontal examinations’ should be performed, which entails using a probe to check the pockets between the tooth and the gum.
Once gum disease is found, it is imperative that the correct course of treatment is put in place to prevent it from developing into something more serious, and permanent. If you have experienced misdiagnosis of gum disease or delayed diagnosis of gum disease, it could lead to further complications and you may be entitled to seek dental negligence compensation as a result.
The complications resulting from a delayed gum disease diagnosis include:
The infection could develop and spread from the gums to the jaw bone, resulting in recession and loss of stability
Further delayed gum disease diagnosis could lead to the loss of bone in the jaw, significantly increasing the risk tooth loss
You could lose several teeth within a short period of time
It is vital that gum disease is caught early to prevent the risks associated with further infection, as stated above. If you feel you have suffered delayed diagnosis of gum disease after a visit to your dentist, please seek a second opinion as soon as possible. It can make the difference between retaining teeth or losing teeth it’s the loss of stability rather than infection that causes the tooth loss.
For anyone who has suffered due to delayed gum disease diagnosis, the team at Hampson Hughes are here to ensure that seeking compensation is as simple and stress free as possible.
We help our clients to find a funding model that suits them, often through a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), also known as a No Win, No Fee claim. Using a CFA, we are able to recover most of the legal costs from the defendant, with no fees payable by you if the compensation claim is not successful.
It is important that, after suffering due to delayed gum disease diagnosis, you find the right legal help for seeking dental negligence compensation. Our team of specialist dental negligence solicitors are able to offer the legal advice and guidance you need to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.
We are here to help. We can offer legal guidance at every stage of the claim; with a dedicated and professional approach that is consistent and works towards obtaining you the maximum level of gum disease missed diagnosis compensation. For more information, contact our expert legal team by calling 0151 236 1222 or by emailing [email protected].
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Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.
Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.
We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.
Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.
Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.
Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.