Dental Error Leading to Nerve Damage
When performing any oral procedure, dentists have a duty to exercise extreme caution not to injure any vital anatomical structures. One of the most serious and extremely painful consequences of dental malpractice is damage to the nerves. This often occurs when a dentist attempts a procedure himself or herself that should have been referred to an oral surgeon. Nerve damage may result from procedures such as dental bridge installation, dental implants, root canals, and wisdom teeth removal.
If you have suffered nerve damage from a dental procedure, you should immediately contact a trusted dental malpractice lawyer to discuss your legal options. Attorney Fred Goldberg has recovered millions of dollars for the injured since 1981 and now represents plaintiffs in 70 percent of Maryland’s dental malpractice cases.
Commonly Damaged Nerves
The most commonly damaged nerves in dental procedures include the lingual nerve (common after wisdom tooth removal), mental nerve (causing paralysis of the lower lip and debilitating pain), and inferior alveolar nerve (making the interior side of the gums feel tingling and painful). Patients with nerve damage describe the sensation like a Novocain shot that never wears off or like hitting a funny bone that never stops tingling. Nerve damage can result in severe numbness, burning, and/or tingling in the affected area and may also result in a loss of taste. These effects are permanent.
Speak with an Attorney Today
You shouldn’t have to pay for your dentist’s mistake. If you’ve suffered nerve damage from a dental procedure, contact The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC to speak with a Columbia dental malpractice lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your dental bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. There is no cost to begin your case!
To schedule a free case evaluation, please contact our office at (410) 844-5221. We accept cases in Maryland and throughout the country.