Losing Teeth As a Result of Dental Malpractice
The loss of teeth can be caused by a number of things. Children are expected to lose their baby teeth, but by the time most people are adults, they hope to be done with that. Unfortunately, a dentist who is rushing to perform surgery or one who overlooks obvious signs of dental problems can cause tooth loss.
Whether you were visiting the dentist for a routine cavity, root canal or to have gum disease looked at, you probably expected your dentist to check for other dental problems as well. The disappointing reality is that dentists are also a major cause of lost teeth.
If you suffered from the loss of teeth because of a dentist’s negligent practice, an experienced attorney can help you hold that person accountable. I am Lance Ehrenberg, Esq., and I have more than 30 years of experience representing individuals throughout New York City in dental malpractice matters.
New York Dental Malpractice Lawyer
Most dentists do not get paid until they are finished performing surgery or the necessary dental work. As a result, many dentists rush into surgeries prematurely. They may fail to seek a second opinion when it is necessary, or they may ignore symptoms of gum disease or other mouth problems. I represent individuals who lost teeth because of:
- Bad crowns and bridges
- Bad extractions and nerve damage
- Bad root canals
- Gum disease
- Bone loss
- Bad oral surgery and bad implants
- Failure to treat oral cancer
In most situations, dental problems that are caught early can be easily cured, and the doctor can move on to the next surgery. However, when dentists ignore existing dental conditions, the results can be lasting. If you were the victim of dental malpractice and lost your teeth as a result, I can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact me online or call 212-730-0200 to schedule your free initial consultation.