While most cases of tooth nerve damage eventually resolve on their own, some patients are left with permanent, life-altering consequences. If you are one of the unfortunate patients who have suffered permanent nerve damage as a result of your dentist’s negligence, you are legally entitled to compensation.
Lance Ehrenberg, lead attorney of Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. has a decades-long history of recovering substantial damages for victims of dental malpractice and is well-prepared to recover maximum damages for you. Your initial consultation will be free and he will charge you no fees until he wins your case.
Services Our Tooth Nerve Damage Lawyer Provides
While you rest and do your best to heal, Lance will:
- Handle all communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Closely examine pertinent dental and medical reports, including X-rays
- Check to see whether the defendant has any history of similar negligence
- Interview witnesses
- Consult with experts in relevant fields whose testimony will bolster your case
Most of all, knowing how distressing such cases can be, he will offer you moral support as well as excellent legal representation.
What are the symptoms of tooth nerve damage?
In almost all cases of oral nerve damage, either the lingual nerve or the inferior alveolar nerve is affected. The symptoms of tooth nerve damage are disturbing and include:
- Loss of taste
- Difficulty speaking, eating, or drinking
- Numbness or tingling in the gums, cheeks, tongue, jaw, or face
- Pain or burning in the soft tissues of the mouth, face, or jaw
- Peculiar sensations (e.g. pulling or crawling) in the mouth or on the face
- Inability to distinguish between hot and cold foods or liquids
It should be noted that even when nerve damage resolves of its own accord, nerves heal very slowly so it may take 6 to 8 weeks, or even months, for patients to feel back to normal. You should know that if nerve damage persists for 6 months, it is usually considered permanent.
What are paresthesia and dysesthesia?
Paresthesia causes sensations of tingling, pricking, chilling, burning, or numbness. Dysesthesia in some cases is described as a kind of pain; in others as an unpleasant perception of touch. Patients with nerve damage typically suffer one or both of these strange conditions after tooth nerve damage. Either can result in an unsettling sense of discomfort in one’s own body which can precipitate uneasiness, anxiety, and worry about the future.
If you are experiencing paresthesia or dysesthesia on an ongoing basis after a dental procedure, it is crucial to contact a dental nerve damage attorney to find out whether you have a viable dental malpractice claim and to discuss your options.
Dental Procedures During Which Tooth Nerve Damage Can Occur
Tooth nerve damage can occur during a number of dental procedures, including:
- Injections of local anesthetics
- Extractions of molars or wisdom teeth
- Root canals
- Dental bridge installations
- Salivary gland surgery
- Insertion of dental implants
In most cases, dental nerve damage is caused by errors made by the dentist while using various dental tools and equipment (e.g. scalpel blades, drills, and hypodermic needles).
Because dentists are well-trained to be extremely careful to avoid damaging nerves, in most cases permanent nerve damage can be traced to dental negligence due to inattention, lack of skill, carelessness, or miscalculation.
How Our Tooth Nerve Damage Attorney Will Prove Dental Malpractice
Lance Ehrenberg has in-depth knowledge of the law and how it relates to dental malpractice. He knows the ins and outs of proving that your dentist was negligent by not living up to the established standards of dental care. His litigation skills are well-honed and he is a persuasive courtroom presence who knows how to prove that your dentist:
- Had a duty of care as your healthcare professional
- Breached that duty by acting inappropriately
- Caused you harm (tooth nerve damage) due to the breach
- That harm resulted in real (monetary) damages
Once the court is convinced that your dentist’s negligence resulted in your tooth nerve damage, Lance will fight to see that you are awarded every dollar of compensation you deserve.
Damages Lance Ehrenberg Will Fight to Recover
Lance knows all too well that tooth nerve damage can be painful physically, emotionally, and financially, resulting in high medical costs and lost wages as well as trauma. He will pay attention to every detail of your case and create a strategy designed to recover any of the following damages that pertain to your particular situation:
- Medical and dental expenses
- Lost income, present and future
- Psychological counseling
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Remember, don’t let yourself remain a victim. Having a competent dental malpractice attorney will level the playing field and will give you the best chance of receiving a just outcome.
Contact Our Accomplished Tooth Nerve Damage Attorney Now
After all you have been through and continue to endure, you need a consummate professional to successfully navigate the justice system. Lance Ehrenberg fills the bill. He will treat you with respect and concern and fight vigorously to bring you the compensation you deserve. Contact him now to feel the relief that comes from knowing you are in capable, caring hands.