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Failure to diagnose gum disease

When you go to the dentist for a check-up, the dentist should do much more than just check your teeth. The dentist has a duty of care to check your gum health, identify any gum disease and advise you on the best course of action.

If they fail to diagnose early gum disease and it develops into a more severe case, known as Periodontal disease or Periodontitis or if they fail to diagnose established Periodontal disease, advise you and take appropriate action to provide comprehensive treatment or discuss referring you to a specialist for such treatment you may be entitled to make a dental negligence compensation claim. A dental hygienist also has a duty of care to identify if the treatment being advised or provided is adequate in all the circumstances.

Periodontal disease left untreated or inadequately treated can lead to loss of teeth. 

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 replacement of teeth avoidably lost


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