Root Canal Injury Lawyer
Were you told you needed a root canal procedure to save an infected or damaged tooth? Root canal treatment is touted as the best option to save a tooth from extraction, but if performed incorrectly, it can cause pain, health problems and other serious injuries. If you have been harmed from a root canal procedure due to dental negligence, you deserve to know what your options are for pursuing a personal injury case.
Root canals are used to remove diseased material from the interior of the tooth. This is a specialized procedure in the field of endodontics for which dentists should receive additional training to perform. When done correctly, the removal of nerve roots and diseased tissue inside the root canals can prevent further deterioration of the tooth, stop infection and relieve pain. When performed incorrectly, it can lead to further dental procedures, loss of the tooth and other injuries.
Injuries Caused by Negligent Root Canal Dentists
Root canal “therapy” is really a type of oral surgery. Dentists often use the word “therapy” to make the root canal procedure sound less intimidating. However, this surgery is very delicate and requires extensive preparation and planning to avoid miscalculations that can lead to serious injuries. Some of the complications and injuries that patients can endure from negligent root canal surgeries include:
- Nerve damage causing pain, drooling, speech impediments and more
- Sinus damage
- Inflammation and infection
- Jaw, head and eye pain
- Damaged bones and jaw structure
- Loss of tooth
It is unfortunate that anyone would need to endure ongoing pain and health issues from the negligence of a trusted dentist, but it does occur. If you have had injuries caused by a poorly performed root canal, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a medical malpractice case. Contact our legal medical experts at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to discuss your case during a free consultation at our office in Atlanta.