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Gum Disease Compensation Claims
Gum disease is not the most painful of dental conditions, especially in its early stages; however, if left untreated it can lead to a number of problems, including tooth loss.
Although many people aren’t aware of this, a failure to detect the early signs of gum disease by your dentist that results in unnecessary suffering, could entitle you to claim compensation.
Depending on the severity of the problem, you could have a strong case on your hands, especially if the gum disease has caused you any suffering.
It is your dentist’s duty to detect the early signs of gum disease and advise you on available treatments. A failure to do so could be considered dental negligence, especially in the more severe cases.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease starts off as an inflammation of the gums and is usually accompanied by bleeding when brushing your teeth. Although, it’s rather painless during the early stages, if left untreated it can become extremely irritating and cause a lot of discomfort.
Although, the early stages of gum disease are rather harmless, it can lead to infections, loose teeth and even tooth loss.
If detected in its early stages, gum disease can be treated and further damage can be prevented. The longer it’s left untreated, the more difficult the treatment becomes.
Preventing Gum Disease
Preventing gum disease isn’t the most difficult of tasks. Although, there is nothing you can do to ensure it doesn’t affect your gums, there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of it occurring.
Having excellent oral hygiene is one of the easiest ways of preventing gum disease. Regularly brushing your teeth and keeping your mouth clean is quite simple, especially if you get into the routine of doing it daily, and it can have a great impact on your dental health.
Regularly going to the dentist is also recommended, as they use special tools to check and examine your gums for any signs of the disease.
Gum Disease Claims
Although, the effects gum disease can have on your teeth don’t fall under the category of dental negligence, your dentist’s failure to detect the disease in its early stages does.
If you have been going for regular check up’s, yet you still developed gum disease that progressed and caused you problems that could have been prevented, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
It’s your dentist’s duty to inform you about gum disease and all available treatments, so his failure to do so could be considered dental negligence.
If you believe you have been a victim of dental negligence that lead to you developing gum disease, you could be owed compensation.
With years of combined experience in the dental negligence sector, our team of highly skilled specialists can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
If we determine that your case is worth pursuing, we will do our best to help guide your through the process and to ensure you receive the full amount of compensation you are owed.
Contact us today to get the ball rolling and come one step close to receiving your compensation.