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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular ways to improve your appearance, with the pursuit of the perfect smile seen by many as the easiest way to achieve this. Patients can choose to have crowns, implants or braces fitted, while teeth can be straightened or whitened with very effective results.
Like any surgical procedure, you are putting a lot of trust in a medical professional when you undertake an operation such as this. As a result, you need to be aware that there are risks associated with this kind of procedure, which could eventually leave you with long-term pain and suffering.
What can go wrong with cosmetic dentistry?
In carrying out a cosmetic dentistry procedure your dental surgeon has a duty of care to keep you safe and to complete the surgery as you have requested and agreed. If you feel that this duty of care has been breached and the outcome of the operation is unsatisfactory, or you have evident injuries or discomfort beyond what you should normally expect, then you are entitled to seek compensation.
As there are many different variations of cosmetic dentistry, many different things can go wrong, but the most common are:
- Poor fitting leading to food being trapped, teeth being hard to clean, gum disease or fittings falling out
- Excessive bleeding
- Gum problems
- Cuts and swelling
While some discomfort is to be expected following any form of dental surgery, it can soon become clear that this might have been due to cosmetic dentistry negligence.
Our cosmetic surgery claims solicitors helping you
Our aim is to ensure that you are suitably compensated for any physical pain, emotional strain and financial hardship suffered as a result of cosmetic dentistry negligence. To do this we can help you gather evidence of injuries, malpractice or insufficient advice, in order to prove that negligence directly led to your injuries. We can also help you with corrective surgery, rehabilitation and pursuing the case to seek adequate compensation to cover all the current and ongoing costs you will face.
Georgina Parkin is a specialist lawyer in cosmetic surgery negligence at Truth Legal and can offer free initial advice and provide invaluable assistance to help you recover from your ordeal at a time when you need it most.