Claiming compensation for periodontal disease and periodontitis
In this short article we look at the legal considerations when making a periodontal disease claim.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, known as periodontitis, is a form of gum disease. It usually develops when an earlier stage of gum disease, often involving bleeding and inflamed gums is not treated. It is a serious condition and delays in diagnosing and treating the condition can result in the loss of teeth and the need for restorative dental treatment. It is estimated that 15% of British adults have severe periodontitis.
Chronic periodontitis arises where there is chronic inflammation of the gums. The condition is caused by accumulated dental plaque.
The symptoms are not immediately obvious in the early stages of the disease. Patients may experience bleeding or inflamed gums, and bad breath.
However, as the disease slowly progresses, deep pockets develop between the teeth and the gums, resulting from loss of attachment of the periodontal tissues.
If chronic periodontitis is left untreated, the patient is likely to suffer bone destruction and loss of teeth.
Children are susceptible to a less common form of the condition, known as aggressive periodontal disease. It develops far more rapidly and invasive treatment is often required to halt its progression.
Helping you make a periodontal disease claim
If you have suffered harm as a result of delays in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease then we are here to help.
We can deal with your periodontal disease claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee‘ basis and we will be happy to provide you with an initial case review entirely free of charge.