Gum and Periodontal Disease Claims
Any web page addressing the subject of “what is gum disease” will always be a compromise. There are many conditions that may be described as gum disease. Each one has its own causes and its own cure. In most cases these conditions are relatively straightforward to deal with and they are unlikely to have a big impact on your oral health. In some cases though periodontal disease claims may be justified.
The good news then, is that in most cases, gum disease is temporary.
However, it is also right and proper to state that simple gum disease or “gingivitis” if not treated can develop into periodontitis. Periodontitis is a much more signficant disease. Again left untreated, it can result in the loss of bone material in your jaw and the permanent loss of teeth.
Your ally in the fight against periodontal disease is your dentist. They should see the disease developing. They should give you clear advice about oral health. They should take action to halt the disease and they should refer you to a specialist if necessary. Sadly sometimes, none of this happens…
What are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
If you have untreated periodontitis, then you may also suffer repeated dental infection and abscess formation. You may have receding gums and loose teeth. You may have blood present in your rinsing after brushing and you may well have foul breath.
What is a Periodontal Disease Claim?
Generally, periodontal disease claims break down into 2 separate sections. First there is a breach of duty claim. That essentially is an allegation that the Dentist with responsibility for your dental health has not spotted or treated the disease. That is usually demonstrated by a review of the records, these records rarely show a long history of suitable advice and they always show a history of restorations and extractions – none of which tipped off the dentist that there may be something else at stake.
The second part of the periodontal disease claims is to compensate you for the historical damage that this lack of attention has probably caused. Typically these injuries and losses can go back 10-20 years. They include things such as – lost teeth, repeated infections and the costs associated with dental implants and root canal treatments.
The Damage that this Breach of Duty Causes…
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