Types of Dental Injuries

CAN A DENTIST BE SUED?

Yes. A Dentist is a health care professional providing care for a patient, as does a physician. There is a duty imposed upon the Dentist to practice dentistry at the standard of care in his/her specialty. A breach of this duty that results in injury to the patient can result in a lawsuit against the dentist. This is generally referred to as “Dental malpractice”.

Types of Dental Injuries Include:

  • Nerve injury to the jaw, lips, and tongue
  • Anesthesia injury – this also includes anesthesia deaths
  • Injury to the bones of the jaw
  • Injury to the teeth or gums from a faulty crown or bridge
  • TMJ resulting from orthodontic treatment
  • Injuries or infection resulting from use of dental products

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