Dental Infections & Abscesses
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Oral infections can result in serious, long-term damage to a person’s health and may even result in death. Regular visits to a dentist should prevent, or at least catch a growing infection in its early stages. If you have maintained normal visits for oral cleaning as prescribed by your dentist, but are now suffering from an infection or tooth abscess, you may be the victim of negligence and should consult with a Columbia dental malpractice lawyer.
For a free dental malpractice case evaluation with The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, call (410) 844-5221.
How Did I Get an Infection?
Oral infections occur from excessive buildup of bacteria. If your teeth were improperly cleaned, or you recently underwent dental surgery from a negligent dentist, there is a chance you picked up an infection. As scheduling bi-annual (twice a year) cleanings are designed to prevent infections, developing one even after following dentist instructions could mean your dentist may be liable for the damage.
Causes of infection and abscesses include:
- Dental implant failure
- Negligent cleaning from dental hygienist
- Use of unsterilized tools in mouth
- Botched root canal
- Misdiagnosis of tooth pain
Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of an infection is one of the most serious mistakes a dentist can make. Giving a client an ineffective treatment plan for their infection can result in the infection spreading and producing unbearable pain, swelling and disfigurement. Once an infection spreads the problem may be too big for a dentist and becomes an expensive problem requiring hospitalization and the assistance of numerous medical professionals including surgeons.
Symptoms of Osteomyelitis Infection
Osteomyelitis is a bone infection resulting when bacteria infects the bone. As dental implants involve placing a substitute tooth into the jaw, an improper procedure can result in Osteomyelitis.
Signs of an osteomyelitis infection include:
- Pain and tenderness in affected area
- Redness in gums near infected area
- Swelling of chin and gums
- Loss of appetite
Get Justice for Your Pain & Suffering
Holding medical professionals accountable for their mistakes is important for preventing repeat incidents. Our Columbia dental malpractice attorney is the son of two dental professionals. He knows what is expected of them, and how important it is to be held to those standards.
Call our offices at (410) 844-5221 to set up a meeting with our experienced and knowledgeable legal team.