A gum disease claim can be made where gum disease has not been diagnosed by your dentist.
If you would like to make a gum disease claim on a no win, no fee basis, then contact our specialist solicitors for a free case assessment.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease), is something that a dentist should always be on the look out for. Most dentists will do this during routine appointments, but gum disease can sometimes go undiagnosed, causing serious health consequences.
If gum disease is caught in its early stages, then it can usually be effectively treated. However when it goes undiagnosed it can lead to:
- Loss of teeth
- Irreversible gum damage
- Damage to the jaw
- Unstable teeth
- Pain and discomfort
Can I make a gum disease claim?
Gum disease problems often come to light when a patient changes dentists, or their old dentist retires, and the new dentist identifies the issue.
Where a dentist has failed to spot the signs of gum disease and you suffer injury as a result, then it is worth speaking to our expert lawyers who specialise in gum disease claims.
We will be happy to review your case free of charge and tell you whether you are entitled to recover compensation.
What is my gum disease claim worth?
Compensation is based on the severity of your injuries and the amount of dental treatment that you will need.
In addition to receiving compensation for your ‘pain and suffering’, you can claim the cost of any private dental treatment that you will need. Your out of pocket expenses can also be recovered.
The law requires claims to be made within three years of the dental error being made, or you becoming aware of it. Identifying these key dates is not always straightforward, so we recommend that you contact us immediately you have concerns.
Do I have to pay legal costs?
Because we are confident in our ability to deliver results, we work on a No Win, No Fee basis. You should not therefore let worries about funding solicitors’ fees put you off seeking justice. We will pay for any dental reports that are required and if you lose your case then you won’t owe us anything.
Contact us for a free case assessment
To find out more about gum disease claims and discover whether you are entitled to compensation, contact us today by calling our free national dental negligence law helpline on 0333 888 0406 or by sending brief details of your case to us by email at [email protected]