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Failure to diagnose decay

When a patient goes to the dentist for a check-up, one of the things they expect is that the dentist will look for and spot tooth decay, so that this can be addressed before it causes pain or more damage.

To do this, a dentist will often use a number of techniques, including the taking of X-rays where necessary to help identify decay which cannot otherwise easily be spotted. The frequency of taking x-rays depends, in part, on the dentist’s assessment of each individual patient’s risk of developing decay. Of course, it goes without saying that any x-ray images should be properly assessed.

If decay goes undiagnosed for a substantial period, it can mean that simple fillings alone are not sufficient. A tooth may need a root canal treatment or even extraction.  

Dental care and Rehabilitation

Our aim is to help you restore and maintain your dental health by obtaining compensation wherever possible to assist you with:

  • Remedial treatment

  • The cost of future replacement cycles of treatment which would not otherwise have been required

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