When a patient receives dental treatment, any missed diagnosis or other negligence on the part of the dental staff can result in serious damage. These problems may not be reported as often as other mistakes that occur in the medical and surgical fields, but still affect innocent patients every year.
Dental health has an important link to the overall health of a patient. Poor dental health or excessive damage to the teeth or gums can impact other parts of the body, including, for example, the digestive system.
Dental malpractice may occur in, but is not limited to:
- Fields of prosthodontics
- dental work that helps those who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth
- consists of working inside the tooth, fixing root- and pulp-related problems
- Restorative dentistry
- includes treatments used to repair tooth damages caused by cavities or injury
- Oral surgery.
If you have suffered unnecessary harm because of a dental professional’s negligence, you may have options to pursue compensation.