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Nerve Injury Claims

Nerve damage as a result of dental negligence is one of the most distressing problems caused to patients as it has the potential to affect social interaction, facial expression and movement.

Loss of sensation, chronic pain or the inability to chew food can be upsetting for the victim and provides a strong case for a nerve injury claim, should you experience such complications after a dental procedure.

What is a Nerve Injury?

The two main nerves that can be injured by dental treatment are the inferior alveolar (lip and chin) and lingual (tongue). Both nerves, if affected, can have a detrimental impact on a person’s life as they affect just about every movement from the mouth and face.

The other, trigeminal nerve, is the large sensory nerve that supplies feeling to your face, mouth, eyes, nose and scalp. Trigeminal nerve injury is the most problematic consequence of dental surgical procedures with major medical implications.

Dental procedures pose a high risk of nerve damage and these injuries can result from trauma at the site of a nerve – if a dental surgeon fails to identify the location of a nerve during tooth extraction surgery, for example, or when injecting local anaesthetic. Procedures can be carried out by less experienced dental surgeons or incisions can be made at the wrong place during dental implant surgery, which can lead to the inferior alveolar nerve injury.

We have successfully helped our clients in being awarded dental negligence compensation for the following procedures, and more:

  • Dental implants
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction
  • Anaesthetic injection claims
  • Dental bridges and crowns
  • Dental veneers

Common symptoms of Nerve Injuries

The extent of nerve injury can range from a mild transient loss of function to permanent, irreversible damage, that lowers the person’s wellbeing and confidence.

Symptoms of dental nerve injury can include:

  • Abnormal sensations
  • Numbness
  • Intense shooting pains
  • Difficulty with facial movement
  • Speech problems

How to make a Nerve Injury Claim

Making a nerve injury claim can help you if you’ve suffered from severe injuries as a result of dental negligence.

To make a Nerve Injury Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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