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Damage to a nerve or soft tissues during treatment

Damage to the nerves that are positioned close to the roots of a lower wisdom tooth or in the region of placement of dental implants can result in temporary or permanent numbness or, perhaps worse, permanently painful symptoms in the areas normally served by those nerves.

Other injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth can occur if they are directly traumatized by dental instruments during treatment, for example if the tongue or floor of the mouth is cut during treatment with a dental drill.

Rehabilitation and Compensation

The effects of damage to nerves and soft tissues vary greatly depending on the extent of the damage, the natural healing of the body and the feasibility of any remedial treatment.  Nerve damage is usually best managed by early referral to a specialist but even so may not recover altogether. 

Our aim is to help you restore and maintain your dental health by obtaining compensation wherever possible to assist you with maximizing your opportunity for recovery and minimizing the long-term impact on your quality of life.

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