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 requiring further procedures to rectify the problem.
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, dental negligence compensation may be forthcoming.
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.
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