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Wisdom Teeth And Nerve Damage

Wisdom Teeth And Nerve Damage at a Glance

Unfortunately, errors and mistakes can occur with the extraction of wisdom teeth. Errors can be caused by a failure to properly assess a patient before the extraction or by a dentist attempting the procedure when a referral to a specialist should have been made. This negligence may lead to a patient suffering from additional pain and the loss of feeling in the jaw, face and tongue.

Contact our team for confidential, no-obligation advice about making a wisdom teeth extraction claim. 

Wisdom Tooth x-ray

Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the UK.

Unfortunately, errors and mistakes can occur with the extraction of wisdom teeth. Errors can be caused by a failure to properly assess a patient before the extraction or by a dentist attempting the procedure when a referral to a specialist should have been made. This negligence may lead to a patient suffering from additional pain and the loss of feeling in the jaw, face and tongue.

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Nerve Damage

Wisdom teeth extraction may cause significant damage to the nerves in the face and jaw. A patient may then suffer with symptoms, including a loss of sensation, numbness, tingling, “pins and needles”, pain and the loss of taste. Nerve damage may provide grounds to make a dental negligence claim, so speak with the expert team at Pryers today.

Other Errors

Other common errors include the extraction causing damage to other teeth, bridges or crowns. Sometimes a serious fracture of the jaw bone can occur as a result of the excessive use of force during the extraction.

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

Wisdom Teeth And Nerve Damage 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