You only get one set of adult teeth, it is essential that they are correctly looked after.

There is a great deal of trust in your dentist, and you should feel confident that the treatment you are receiving meets the required standard. Dental errors occur all too often causing additional pain and often further procedures to be needed.

What is Dental negligence

Every dental practitioner owes their patient a duty of care to provide reasonable treatment and advice. If you consider that your dentist has not acted reasonably and you have suffered pain as a result, compensation may be forthcoming.

Typical types of dental claims

There are a vast array of circumstances that could lead to a dental negligence claim; we urge you to get in touch to discuss your options.

Typical dental negligence claims include:
• Failed Root Canal Treatment
• Wrongful Extraction
• Failure to Diagnose Periodontal Disease/Gum Disease/Gingivitis
• Nerve Damage
• Failure to Diagnose Oral Cancer
• Failed or incorrect fillings or Crowns
• Injuries relating to dental implants
• Injuries as a result of Cosmetic Dentistry


When can you sue your dentist?

If you have felt you have suffered following any form of dental treatment, or you are unhappy about the care you have been provided you may be able to sue your dentist for compensation. Contact our expert team of dental negligence lawyers who will give you a free no obligation consultation and advise you of our options.

If we consider that you have a claim, we will be able to offer you a no-win, no-fee agreement to pursue your dentist.


A Specialist Team of Dental Negligence Lawyers

Our specialist team of Dental Negligence Lawyers have a wealth of experience in successfully securing compensation for clients who have been affected by their dental treatment. We regularly enlist the assistance of independent dentists, expert nurses and experienced barristers to ensure that the claim is dealt with to the highest possible standards and achieving the highest reasonable compensation.

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If you or a family member have been injured as a result of poor dental treatment or advice, the next important stage is finding a firm of solicitors who understands you and what you have been through as well as someone who understands the complex area of law surrounding dental negligence.

Here at Oakwood Solicitors we pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and exceptional service we provide to all of our clients.

We make all of our clients the following 5 promises:

Free Initial Advice – Our dedicated team are there to help you and answer any questions you may have.  We always offer a free, no obligation initial advice to anyone who considers that they may have been affected by medical negligence.  So if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, call us and let us talk you through it.

Exceptional Client Care – OUR CLIENTS COME FIRST.  This is the ethos our dedicated team of medical negligence lawyers work by.  We understand that our clients have been through a difficult and traumatic time and we pride ourselves on aiming to make the claims process as easy as possible.  We treat all of our clients with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion, we ensure that we are approachable and available to speak to when our client needs us.

We are Specialists – The specialist medical negligence team have years of experience handling medical negligence claims and are supported by external independent medical and nursing professionals and expert counsel.  We aim to ensure that your claim is investigated thoroughly and properly and that no stone is left unturned.

We mean Business –  We are persistent and determined and are not afraid to take on large establishments.  If the evidence is in your favour we will not rest until you have the justice and compensation that you deserve.

We strive to be the best – We are proud of the fact that the majority of cases we pursue are successful and this is due to our hard work, determination and specialist knowledge in this area of law.  As a team, we continuously want to improve and extend our knowledge to make sure that:- our clients are satisfied; that we are up to date with changes in this area of law; and that we are the best that we can be.


If you consider that you have suffered as a result of dental negligence, call our specialist team now on 0113 200 9787 or email for free, confidential advice.

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Carol Cook
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