Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures with very few adults lucky enough to go their whole life without one. Dentists increasingly prefer filling even the most deteriorated tooth as an alternative to taking the tooth out. However, problems arise when the dentist actually fills or prepares the wrong tooth for the procedure.
If you have had the wrong tooth filled by your dentist in the Manchester area, do not hesitate to consult our solicitors at Graham Coffey & Co.
Common Causes of Mistreatment
When you attend your checkup, the dentist will normally identify the tooth that needs treatment on a chart.
Two of the most common causes of the wrong tooth being treated are:
- Incorrect recording of the cavity
- Incorrect reading of the chart
If either of these has happened to you, you could have a claim for negligence.
Dental Negligence Solicitors for Bolton and the Surrounding Area
Graham Coffey & Co specialist dental negligence solicitors will guide you throughout the claim process, and during the free initial consultation, we will obtain a detailed background to your negligent treatment.
Many people do not understand what they can claim when the wrong tooth has been filled. Other than the procedure, there is often no residual pain, just an unnecessary filling. The truth is, you will also have to undergo further treatment to have the right filling. You are also exposed to the risk that the tooth that has been filled unnecessarily will need further treatment in the future. Modern composite fillings do not last as long as traditional amalgam fillings and often need replacing over time. Your damages could include:
- Unnecessary pain and suffering
- Future treatment costs for the damaged tooth
- Travel costs
These are just some of the types of claims you may be entitled to pursue if you have had the wrong tooth filled. Call Graham Coffey & Co dental negligence specialists today.