No one ever expects a trip to the dentist to turn in to a legal battle. If you’re like most people then you take a trip to the dentist for regular check-ups one to two times a year. You count on your dentist to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. Beyond your routine yearly visits to your local dentist you might have some follow up visits to have more extensive work done such as teeth extracted or cavities removed.
Picture this -one moment, you’re sitting in the dentist chair completely fine, and the next, you are experiencing side effects that could follow you around for the rest of your life.
Dentists, just like other medical professionals, can also make mistakes which in some instances could lead to injury, pain, and suffering to their dental patient. General Dentists receive a little bit of training in dental school in specialized areas of dentistry, such as root canals, implants, extractions, and orthodontia. Then some General Dentists take weekend courses to learn more about these areas of practice but may still have very little hands on experience or skill in these areas. This can lead to extensive or even permanent injuries.
• Complications for Novocaine
• Root canal injuries
• Injuries to oral nerves
• Tooth extraction problems
• Failure of implants
• Popping, clicking or catching in jaw joint (TMJ issues)
If you’ve been a victim of dental malpractice then contact our Akron, OH office today. You can meet with our personal injury attorney to discuss your case at your convenience.