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Tooth Extractions


None of us relish a visit to the dentist, let alone to have serious and often traumatic dental work, such as a tooth extraction carried out. It is common for a dentist to fracture or break the tooth that they are trying to extract, increasing the risk of leaving roots behind. They may also simply remove the wrong tooth after failing to find the tooth that’s causing you pain.

Whatever the circumstances of your extraction, if you feel that your dentist has left parts of your tooth behind, has extracted the wrong tooth or has injured you in anyway during the extraction, then you need to call Mercury Legal right away on 0800 122 3130. Time limits apply when making a claim for compensation against negligent dental treatment so its important that you contact us straight away.

Broken Tooth in Extraction

Before your dentist carried out the extraction they should have explained to you the risks of breaking an already damaged tooth. Although its common for a dentist to break or fracture an already weakened or damaged tooth, they should carry out an X-Ray to see if any tooth fragment or root is left. Any pieces of the tooth or root left can cause serious nerve damage.

If your dentists did not explain the risks to you or extracted the tooth but left some of it behind then you may have a claim for dental negligence for the tooth extraction. Call 0800 122 3130 to get free legal advice on your right to claim, or request a free call back when its convenient for you.

Wrong Tooth Extracted

Sometimes dental pain can be non-specific, this is to say that it can be unclear as to which tooth is causing you pain. Your dentist should carry out an X-Ray to discover which tooth is broken, cracked or infected and is causing you the most pain. If you dentist did not take an X-Ray or misinterpreted an X-Ray and extracted the wrong tooth, then you maybe eligible to make a claim for compensation to pay for subsequent dental work to replace the tooth and resolve the issues that caused you pain in the first place. Call 0800 122 3130

Damage To Your Jaw

Tooth extractions can be a traumatic and often violent experience. If excessive force is has been used by your dentist and has:

  • Fractured your lower jaw (mandible)
  • Broken or damaged other teeth
  • Broken or damaged fillings or dental implants

Then you may have  a claim for dental negligence. 

Hurry time limits apply

If you have received negligent care or treatment from your dentist in the last three years, then you need to call us straight away. Call us free on 0800 122 3130 for advice about a claim for dental negligence. You can also ask for a free call back if you prefer us to call you at another time that’s convenient for you.

We know that speaking to a solicitor may feel daunting or embarrassing, but our claims team are here to help and offer you confidential advice about your prospects for making a claim. We help many people like you claim for a dental treatment or procedure that’s left them either in pain or needing further corrective dental work. Call us in confidence, free on 0800 122 3130 or request a call back now.

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Free Legal Advice

If you are unsure if you have a claim for dental negligence, then call our legal advice team for free on 0800 122 3130. They will ask you some simple questions about your dental treatment and the consent that you gave your dentist before the procedure. They will be able to tell you if you have a claim and help you start a no win, no fee claim today.

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