Failure to Diagnose Dental Bone Loss
Manhattan Dentist Error
Like many dental conditions, bone loss gets worse over time and can be easily treated when it is caught early. Unfortunately, many dentists overlook the signs of bone loss when they rush to put in crowns or bridges. Like periodontitis, the inflammation and infection of the bones gets worse when it is left untreated. Once crowns or bridges are put on, it can mean a redoing of all procedures due to the failure to first take care of bone loss.
Because bone loss is a progressive condition, overlooking the problem at the beginning means it will only get worse with time. If your dentist overlooked bone loss before completing other dental work, it is important to hold that person accountable.
I am Lance Ehrenberg, Esq., and I have more than 30 years of experience representing individuals who suffered from failure to diagnose dental bone loss in New York. An experienced lawyer can help you receive compensation for your injuries and work to prevent others from suffering through the same experience.
Tooth And Bone Loss
If bone loss is overlooked when restorative care is being completed, it worsens. The underlying problem of bone loss is usually the gums. This means that if bone loss is not treated soon enough, there may not be enough gum or bone left to properly deal with the condition. At that point, there may not even be enough gum or bone left for dental implants, meaning bone grafting might be necessary.
As is true with most oral surgeries, bone grafting is more expensive and can cause numerous problems. If the bone loss were treated correctly from the beginning, none of the additional dental work, pain or expenses would have been necessary.
I can help you receive compensation to address the pain and expenses that were unnecessarily caused by your negligent dentist. Contact me online or call 212-730-0200 extension 242 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced New York City attorney.