Tooth Extraction Injuries
Undergoing a tooth extraction can be a stressful and painful procedure, made worse when this oral surgery does not go as planned. When a tooth is removed improperly or without the standard preparation by the dentist and dental team performing the surgery, there can be serious consequences for the patient. Injuries, up to and including death, have occurred from tooth extractions that were performed incorrectly due to dental malpractice.
Tooth extractions are a form of oral surgery and do have certain risks involved. Dentists have the obligation to discuss the risks and possible complications that can occur during and after a tooth extraction prior to performing the procedure. Not all complications or injuries that can occur after a tooth extraction are due to dental malpractice, and some may not be preventable. However, if the injury was directly caused by lack of preparation, improper techniques or the tooth did not need to be extracted at all, it may be a case of dental malpractice.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Injuries
One of the most common teeth to be voluntarily removed are the wisdom teeth. These final molars are the furthest back in the mouth and the most difficult to reach. Due to their position, removal must be carefully performed to avoid injuries to the nerves and jaw bone. Yet, one of the most common causes of preventable dental injuries have been from wisdom tooth removal. Some of the possible injuries that can occur include:
- Nerve damage
- Bone fractures
- Jaw structural damage
- Wrongful death
The extent of injuries that may occur from negligent tooth extractions can impact a patient’s quality of life, income, appearance and more. At Moriarty Injury Lawyer, we can help victims of tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal injuries receive the compensation they need and deserve for the pain and health issues caused by negligent dental care. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your tooth extraction injury case.