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Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) at a Glance

Periodontal Disease is a condition which affects the gums and it can progress to permanently destroy the bone that supports teeth. Teeth can then become loose and eventually they may have to be extracted.

Some dentists fail to diagnose Periodontal Disease or only diagnose it at a very late stage, by which time serious damage may have already taken place.

Contact our expert team today for confidential, no-obligation advice about making a claim. 

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease is a condition which affects the gums and it can progress to permanently destroy the bone that supports teeth. Teeth can then become loose and eventually they may have to be extracted. If you would like to know more, we have prepared a guide on what periodontal disease is and its causes.

Delayed Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

To minimise the damage caused, it is essential that Periodontal Disease is diagnosed as early as possible. Therefore, it is important that your dentist is always looking out for the signs of this condition. However, some dentists fail to diagnose Periodontal Disease or only diagnose it at a very late stage, by which time serious damage may have already taken place.

Periodontal disease (Gum disease)

Inadequate Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Once Periodontal Disease has been diagnosed it is important that a patient receives appropriate treatment. The treatment should also be carefully monitored so that it can be changed if it is not controlling the disease. In some cases, referral for specialist treatment may be required.

Unfortunately, some dentists provide inadequate treatment or do not recognise when a referral to a specialist is needed. In these cases the Periodontal Disease remains active, threatening the future of a patient’s teeth.

No Win-No Fee Dental Negligence Solicitors

The team at Pryers have considerable experience in pursuing and settling Periodontal Disease claims. To read some of our recent success stories involving Periodontal Disease click here.

Contact our expert team today on 01904 556600 for a confidential, no-obligation, discussion about your claim. Alternatively, email us or fill in the form below and we will contact you.

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Success Stories

Compensation for nerve damage during dental surgery

56 year old Kee Wong Shum came to Pryers to claim compensation for nerve damage he suffered during dental surgery. A cosmetic dental procedure Kee Wong Shum felt unhappy with the appearance of his teeth, and it had affected his confidence for a long time. He decided to have a dental implant to help him […]

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£11,000 Settlement

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Compensation for Surgery without Consent

Pryers helped Kirsty claim compensation after undergoing a different surgery than planned which led to nerve damage in her mouth. She had avoided wisdom teeth extraction for years knowing the risks. So when they performed this surgery without her consent, it surprised her. Wisdom Teeth Complications Kirsty, a young telephone customer service advisor, enjoyed balancing […]

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£70,000 Settlement

Dentist Extracts Teeth Instead Of Exposing Them In £5,000 Dental Negligence Claim

Pryers Solicitors successfully represented Sonia, 42, in a dental negligence case. On the 10th October 2014, Sonia attended surgery to have the UR3 and UL3 teeth exposed. However, instead of exposing the teeth, the dentist extracted both of her teeth. A letter of claim was served in 2017, and the defendant admitted liability. Pryers Solicitors […]

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£5,000 Settlement

Key People

Robyn-Hawxby

Robyn Hawxby

Partner

Robyn Hawxby qualified as a solicitor in 2002. She joined Pryers in 2008 as an Associate, after working at another local law firm [...]Read more
Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

Solicitor

Jonathan Gray graduated from Nottingham Law School in 2009 with a law degree. He went on to study the Legal Practice Course [...]Read more
Hannah Cazaly

Hannah Cazaly

Solicitor

Hannah Cazaly is a Solicitor at Pryers, specialising in medical negligence and dental negligence claims. Hannah graduated [...]Read more