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Root canal treatment and its risks

Posted on February 8, 2015 11:11 am under Medical Malpractice

Root canal treatment, sometimes referred to as endodontic therapy, is the process of treating an inflamed tooth by removing the abscess and other debris from the physical hollows of the tooth. For many years, dentists have been performing endodontic therapy to save the tooth while preventing further infection and pain.

In some cases, however, a root canal treatment done by negligent and inexperienced dental personnel could aggravate the infection and cause further medical complications. Some of the most common complications resulting from reckless root canal treatment are:

  • Gas embolism
  • Perforation of the sinus
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken instruments inside the canals
  • Infections requiring hospitalization
  • Death

If a poorly performed root canal treatment has caused you further harm, do not hesitate to take legal action against the negligent party involved. We at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek financial restitution for all the damages you have incurred. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your eligibility to file a case.