Dental Nerve Damage
Experienced Columbia Dental Malpractice Lawyer
One of the most serious problems resulting from dentist errors is nerve damage. Nerve damage can be extremely painful and is usually noticeable immediately or soon after a dental procedure. The procedures that can result in this issue are usually beyond a regular dentist’s skill and the general dentist probably should have referred you to an oral surgeon. If your dentist has attempted an operation the resulted in damage to a nerve you should consult with a dental malpractice attorney in Columbia as soon as possible.
Procedures that may result in nerve damage include:
Call The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg at (410) 844-5221 to schedule a free consultation for your nerve damage case.
How Are Nerves Damaged?
If you did not begin experiencing nerve pain until after being treated by a dentist, it may be likely that your dental professional made a mistake and damaged a nerve. Sometimes instruments hit a sensitive area, or a dental implant is improperly placed. You’ll notice strange sensations in the area, sometimes loss of taste, and possibly severe numbness and tingling or burning pain. Many clients describe the sensation like a Novocain shot that never wears off or like hitting a funny bone that never stops tingling.
The following nerves are most commonly damaged in dental procedures:
- Lingual nerve: This is a frequently affected nerve, sometimes occurring after wisdom tooth removal. You will notice strange sensations, pain or numbness in the tongue if it has been damaged.
- Mental nerve: Damage to this nerve can result in sensory paralysis of the lower lip. Pain from this nerve can be debilitating and severely affect quality of life.
- Inferior alveolar nerve: These nerve injuries feel like the interior side of the gums are tingling and painful, but without the impact to the tongue. The pain can feel like an electric shock.
We Can Hold Your Dentist Accountable
Nerve damage can be extremely painful, and you should not be paying for your dentist’s mistakes. Get a second opinion on your problem and ask an attorney if you are entitled legal damages. Our Columbia dental malpractice lawyer is well-versed in dental terms and procedures, which is an invaluable asset when arguing these cases before a court. We have been fighting for clients since 1981 and handle a majority of the dental malpractice cases that arise in Maryland.
Our experienced team can help you through this time if you are suffering nerve damage as the result of dental malpractice. Call (410) 844-5221.