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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment at a Glance

Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. Unfortunately mistakes can be made which can lead to a patient continuing to suffer with pain, the treatment may have to be repeated or the tooth may need extracting.

Root Canal Treatment negligence can take many different forms so if you feel that you have been the victim of this type of dental negligence contact us today to discuss your claim.

Root canal Model

Many thousands of root canal treatments are performed in the UK each year. Most of these are successful. However, dentists sometimes make mistakes when performing a root canal treatment. This can lead to a patient continuing to suffer with pain, the treatment may have to be repeated or the tooth may need extracting.

Some common root canal treatment mistakes, which are likely to provide grounds to make a claim, are:

  • The dentist under-fills the root canal so the root filling does not reach the bottom of the tooth. In these cases, a patient may be advised that the root filling is “short”.
  • The dentist drills straight through the root canal and out of the bottom or side of the tooth. Similar damage can be caused if the dentist pushes dental instruments too far into the tooth. Usually these perforations cannot be repaired and the tooth has to be extracted.
  • The dentist spills the chemical used in the procedure or it escapes from the tooth causing injury to the patient.
  • The dentist fails to clean the root canal properly by not removing all of the infected tissue or uses an inadequate chemical to flush out the root canal.
  • The dentist overfills the root canal.
  • The dentist fails to inform the patient that part of a dental instrument has been left behind in the tooth after the procedure.

Root Canal Treatment negligence can take many different forms so if you feel that you have been the victim of this type of dental negligence contact us today on 01904 556600 to discuss your claim. Alternatively, email us or fill in the form below and we will contact you.

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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