Root Canal Treatment (RCT) Negligence Claims Lawyers Liverpool & North West London
Our team of specialist dental negligence solicitors can assist in cases concerning failed root treatment.
Root treatment, which is also referred to as endodontics is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth, known as the pulp, is infected through decay or injury.
You may not feel any pain in the early stage of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died or is dying.
If the pulp has become infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread, and the tooth may need to be taken out.
The purpose of root canal treatment is to clean out the entire root canal system, which is the source of the infection, and then shape and obliterate the space with a root filling.
Why can problems develop?
When your dentist is filling the root canal, it should ideally extend to approximately 1mm of the tip which would then be sealed by the root filling. If the root is not fully filled, it can lead to ongoing infection at the root and its surrounding bone.
To ensure that the root has been properly filled, it is therefore essential that your dentist obtains pre and post-operative radiographs to check the filling material is correctly placed within the roots and if not, appropriate adjustments should be made or the tooth monitored if this might be considered impractical.
Contact our root canal negligence compensation claims solicitors in Liverpool & North West London today
If you require guidance and advice about the process of claiming compensation following negligent root canal treatment, get in touch with our specialist team today. We offer a free initial assessment of your case and 'no win no fee funding' is available on accepted cases. Call us today on 0151 236 5000 or complete our online contact form for more information.