Inserting dental implants is a substantial surgical procedure that often results in permanent changes. It is often necessary for inserting tooth prosthetics and is designed so that your bones fuse with the metal in the implants. But what happens to patients when their dentists mishandle this delicate procedure?
According to several studies, poorly inserted dental implants can result in painful nerve damage that causes persistent problems for patients. One study from the Tokyo Dental College Hospital showed that many patients with nerve injuries from dental implants may never fully recover, as injuries to bone and skill will heal over time, but damage to nerves will not. The study also says that the pain and challenges associated with nerve injuries from dental implants can even lead patients to develop mental conditions such as anxiety and depression.
If you have suffered from a dental implant nerve injury as a result of poorly conducted surgical procedures, you might be able to sue your dentist for dental malpractice. If you can prove that your dentist owed you a duty of care, failed to act in a manner most trained dentists would act in the same situation, and left you with measurable, substantial injuries, you have a chance to win compensation for the distress you have experienced.
Dane Levy is a highly-experienced dental malpractice attorney who knows the ins and outs of dentistry from his time studying at the USC School of Dentistry. He has a proven track record of success and is ready to assess your case as soon as you’re able to contact the Levy Law Firm.