Wisdom Tooth Extraction Errors

When dental procedures are carried out, it is essential that dentists exercise extreme care.  They must ensure that they do not injure the anatomical structures of the oral cavity as well as the nerves.  Any kind of nerve injury resulting from negligent wisdom tooth extraction can have lifelong consequences.   Whether it is a temporary nerve damage or permanent nerve damage, the experience can be extremely unpleasant and painful.

Before a wisdom tooth is extracted, dentists must take X-rays so that the position of the roots of the tooth can be identified in relation to the dental nerve.  If X-rays are not taken, there are risks of causing damage to the dental nerves when the extraction is carried out.

If you have suffered unnecessary harm or injury as a result of negligent wisdom tooth extraction, you may be able to make dental negligence claims.

Types Of Errors

Apart from injuries caused to the inferior dental nerve, there are a number of other complications which can arise.  These include:

  • Removal of the wrong tooth
  • Damage to the lingual nerve
  • Delay in diagnosis of an infection
  • Fracture of the lower jaw
  • Delay in treatment of fragments of remaining tooth
  • Other wisdom tooth extraction errors

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If you have suffered as a result of wisdom tooth extraction errors, our solicitors can assist you in making a dental negligence claim.

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