Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your details!

One of our legal specialists will review your details and call you back within 24 hours to discuss this further.

Alternatively to speak to a specialist
for FREE call us now on 0800 888 6888

Gum Disease Claims

Get FREE Legal Advice – Speak to One of the Nation’s Leading Dental Negligence Specialists

Call FREE on 0800 888 6888 or request a call back.

As Seen On

Logos of Radio and Television stations that have featured Hampson Hughes

A Guide to Gum Disease Compensation Claims

Gum disease is a risk that we should all be aware of, but visiting the dentist on a regular basis should protect most people. A dental professional is trained to perform a full and thorough analysis of the health of your gums every time that you visit the Dentist.

There are, however, cases where a dental professional fails to recognise or prevent the onset of gum disease, allowing it to worsen and cause further pain and/or damage. In these cases, you may have cause to begin a dental negligence gum disease claim.

For more details on making your gum disease claim you can look over the drop-down boxes on this page.

Call our experts FREE on: 0800 888 6888

Or we can call you back at a time of your choice

Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat to Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Some of the expected compensation figures related to dental implant negligence claims in the UK are:

Claim TypeCompensation Amount
Significant, chronic tooth pain – extending over a number of years
together with significant general deterioration in the overall condition of teeth
Up to £33,430
Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth£7,650 to £10,010
Loss of or serious damage to two front teeth£3,810 to £6,690
Loss of or serious damage to one front tooth£1,930 to £3,460
Loss of or damage to back teeth; per tooth£960 to £1,500

The team at Hampson Hughes has helped many clients over the years who suffered complications as a result of dental negligence. Gum disease compensation will potentially help pay for private treatment to rectify problems caused by misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of gum disease, as well as compensate you for the pain, suffering and financial costs you have already incurred.

  • What Happens if I Suffer Dental Negligence Causing Gum Disease?

    There is a real problem with gum disease, in that once it has progressed to a certain stage, there is very little that can be done to eradicate it, as there is no real cure. In these cases where gum disease has progressed from gingivitis to periodontal disease, the most a dentist can do is to attempt to limit bone loss and maintain stability. Regular dental and hygienist visits are imperative to maintain healthy gums when this happens.

    A delay in diagnosis can lead to compensation for dental negligence causing gum disease, when it has caused a deterioration in the health of a patient’s gums, which can result in a range of physical and psychological consequences. Gum disease claims often result from dental negligence in relation to a failure to identify and treat one or more of the following symptoms of periodontal disease:

    • Gums that are red and swollen
    • Gums that bleed when brushing teeth and/or flossing
    • Bad breath that remains at all times of the day
    • Abscesses that cause intense pain and discharge at regular intervals
    • A need for teeth to be extracted due to loosening of support tissue in the gums
    • Gums that are receding
    • Painfully sensitive teeth
  • How Do I Know I have a Dental Negligence Gum Disease Claim?

    Your dentist is responsible for monitoring the health of your gums. If you visit your dentist on a regular basis they should provide a full and thorough health check-up of your teeth and gums. Once gum disease has been identified, the dentist has an obligation to put in place a treatment programme that prevents the gum disease from progressing any further. As stated above, once gingivitis develops into periodontal disease the impact is long-lasting.

    Complications relating to the impact of dental negligence causing gum disease include:

    • The gums could recede further, leading to a loss of several teeth in a short space of time
    • Infection can spread from the gums to the jaw causing further complications
    • Severe delay in diagnosis of gum disease could potentially lead to the loss of bone in the jaw, which can make remedial treatment after tooth loss difficult.

    The complications relating to untreated and undiagnosed gum disease can be so painful and permanent; that is why it is vital that your dentist identifies and treats it as early as possible to prevents development. If you feel you have suffered dental negligence then you are may be entitled to seek gum disease compensation.

  • How Much Does it Cost to Make Gum Disease Claims?

    We know that it might seem daunting at first should you be looking into making a claim for gum disease compensation. Hampson Hughes’ are here to put your mind at ease and to help you identify the best funding option for you. From the first time you contact us, we’ll look at your situation and guide you to the right option to protect your financial interests.

    In the majority of cases, our clients sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that means you are instructing us on a No Win No Fee basis – an option you may have heard about. In this instance, if your gum disease claim is not successful, you are not liable for the associated legal costs. For some people however, other funding options are more suitable. We have helped clients explore whether their currently active insurance policies could cover such legal costs.

  • What are the Time Limits on a Gum Disease Compensation Claim?

    With any type of dental negligence claim, there will be a time limit linked to how long you have to make a claim. If you have suffered due to a delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of gum disease, the following time limits apply:

    • You have 3 years from the date the dental negligence occurred to make gum disease claims
    • In some cases, you may have 3 years from the date that you first became aware of the dental negligence causing gum disease
    • If a patient was under the age of 18 at the time of the incident, they have 3 years from their 18th birthday to claim, or an adult family member may claim on their behalf before that point.
  • How Do I Find an Expert in Dental Negligence and Gum Disease Claims?

    If you believe you have suffered dental negligence causing gum disease then you do have a right to seek gum disease compensation. The team at Hampson Hughes has a wealth of experience within the dental negligence legal field and we are here to offer a consistent level of professional legal support and guidance to support you through all aspects of gum disease claims.

    There are various long-term psychological and physical impacts relating to untreated gum disease and we will work hard on your behalf to obtain the maximum amount of compensation to support you with any ongoing impacts of the dental negligence you have suffered. To find out more please feel free to contact our legal team today by calling 0151 236 1222 or by emailing info@hampsonhughes.com.

Successfull client profile image

Customer Story

Kelly claimed £23,000 and changed her life. She started by taking our free 30 second claim test and found out how much compensation she was entitled to.

FREE Claim Assessment

No Win, No Fee
30 Second Claim
Eligibility Checker

Check my claim

What our customers are saying…

Great service from start to finish. My solicitor was always happy to explain what was happening and in the end, he got me more compensation than what the insurance company were going to offer me. Glad I used them to look after my claim and I've just had my cheque earlier than expected today!!

Pete Smith

I would like to say huge thanks for all staff from Hampson Hughes Solicitors for the Services which I received during my claim. I highly recommended to others and consider to use again in future if need it. You very professional and polite and helpful.

Piotr Operacz

Fantastic service, the attention to all the details was super impressive. They kept me updated throughout the whole process and got my case solved really quickly. I can't recommend them highly enough!

Stephen McNorton

Why use Hampson Hughes

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.

Free Advice

We offer a free legal consultation
to every potential client

No Win No Fee

Many of our claims are offered on
No Win No Fee payment terms

Check your claim

Our free compensation calculator
allows you to check your claim estimate

Claim Process

Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.

Our 6 steps
to justice

1

Initial Enquiry

Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.

2

Case Acceptance

Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.

3

Medical Records

We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.

4

Negotiation

Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.

5

Court Proceedings

Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.

6

Outcome

Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.

Start Your
Claim Now!

Get In Touch

Hampson Hughes Stats

We’ve established a great track record in our industry having helped many clients with their personal injury or medical negligence claims. Here are some of the key numbers that tell our story so far.

9/10

of our clients were
completely satisfied

9/10

of our clients would
use us again

9/10

of our clients would
recommend our services

50M

in compensation
won for our clients

Take the 30 Second Claim Test

Find out if you qualify to make a
No Win No Fee claim for injury compensation.

We deliver legal services

Book a home visit, our local solicitors will come
visit you to discuss your claim

Liverpool
Manchester
London
Birmingham
Wigan
Warrington
Wirral
St. Helens
Bolton
Bristol
Newcastle
Leeds
Blackpool
Preston
Sheffield
Cambridge
Who We Are

Take the 30 Second Claim Test

Find out if you qualify to make a No Win No Fee claim for injury compensation:

Check online | Instant answer | Know where you stand

Try The Test
Screenshot of the Claim Test used to check if you have a claim
Call us FREE on
0800 888 6888
or request a call back
contact us