2013 New Year Rings in Same Old Injuries

Posted On: January 4, 2013 by Robert J. Fleming

With the new year upon us, many people contemplate dental work as a way to have a new beginning or to get ready for the new year. As an Atlanta Dental Malpractice lawyer, I am far too aware of injuries that can result from botched dental work.

Dental implants, root canals, and wisdom tooth extractions are just three of the many dental procedures that result in serious nerve injuries to the lingual and inferior alveolar nerves. It’s a simple (not simplistic) error that dentists make that cause these injuries. Most times, the injury occurs because the dentist does not take into account the distance between the tooth root and the nerves, or worse yet, doesn’t even bother to take pre-procedure x-rays to make sure there is sufficient room between the tooth roots and the nerve or nerve canal.

Dental implant procedures are “in” these days and they are effective, if performed within the standard of care. Unfortunately, we are seeing a lot more clients coming into our office complaining of dental nerve injuries after the dental implant was placed too deep into the jaw.

If you have suffered a nerve injury to your inferior alveolar or lingual nerve after the placement of a dental implant or after root canal therapy and would like to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer who specials in dental malpractice, contact Robert J. Fleming at (404) 923-7497 for a free case evaluation.

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