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Dental Malpractice

  • Gum Disease

  • Overcontour

  • Inadequate Embrasure Space

  • Open Margin

  • Shy Margin Of Preparation

  • Orthodontic Treatment

  • Root Resorption

Dental malpractice can include, among other things: improper root canal treatment; improper removal of teeth; a failure to or delay in diagnosing disease; improper placement of dental implants; improperly performed surgery; the improper administration of anesthetic; or the improper fabrication of dental bridges and crowns. Damages that may result from dental malpractice include lingual nerve or inferior alveolar nerve damage; trigeminal neuralgia; paraesthesia; loss of teeth; the need to replace the crown or bridgework that a dentist had placed you may be entitled to compensatory damages to correct your problems, as well as for your pain and suffering. There are strict time limitations on dental malpractice cases, so if you think you have a valid claim, please call us today for a free consultation.

Gum Diseaese

Gum disease is preventable with regular dental care. Periodontal bone loss is detectable on x-rays which may indicate consultation with a periodontal disease specialist called a periodontist. Untreated or inadequately treated periodontal disease usually progresses and causes teeth loss and/or gum abscesses. Damage is caused when a dentist neglects to properly treat the patients gums over a course of time.

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Overcontour

Crowns should replicate the natural tooth being restored. If the crown is larger than the natural tooth it will trap bacteria which can cause decay or periodontal gum disease.

Symptoms of overcontour include bleeding gums around the crown or darkening of the gum margin around the crowns . Before turning bluish at the gum margin the gums at the crown margin may turn red and bleed. Healthy gums do not bleed either with or without crowns, bridges or veneers.

Inadequate embrasure space

Crowns should replicate the natural tooth being restored. If the crown is larger than the natural tooth it will trap bacteria which can cause decay or periodontal gum disease.

Symptoms of overcontour include bleeding gums around the crown or darkening of the gum margin around the crowns . Before turning bluish at the gum margin the gums at the crown margin may turn red and bleed. Healthy gums do not bleed either with or without crowns, bridges or veneers.

Open Margin

A common error is cementing a crowns or veneers with unsealed margins that subsequently leaks and traps bacterial plaque with resulting decay and/or periodontal gum disease. Open margins leave teeth susceptible to decay.

Shy Margin Of Preparation

A crown or veneer which does not completely cover the prepared tooth surface over which the crown or veneer is designed to be cemented is defective. Shy margins predispose to tooth sensitivity. Also the exposed dentin surface of the incompletely covered restoration preparation is vulnerable to decay.

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can cause serious injury to a patient’s mouth if it is performed improperly. Most of the damage is avoidable. The most serious injuries that occur as a result of poor orthodontic treatment is root resorption leading to loss of teeth and need for implants.

Root Resorption

Root resorption can occur during orthodontic treatment. Root resorption is the breakdown or destruction, and subsequent loss, of the root structure of a tooth. Root resorption of adult teeth can occur as a result of pressure on the root surface, most commonly caused by orthodontic treatment. Severe root resorption is very difficult to treat and often requires the extraction of teeth snf replacement with an implant and a crown. An orthodontist should take pre-operative x-rays to determine the likelihood of root resorption and should take periodic x-rays to determine if there is any root resorption as a result of the orthodontic treatment. If there are signs of root resorption the orthodontist should closely monitor the situation or remove the braces to avoid the loss of teeth.

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