Substandard Extractions Injuring Patients Require Compensation
Tooth Extractions Michigan
Teeth extractions can sometimes be low impact and fairly simple procedures or very complicated oral surgeries. Unfortunately, many negligently performed extractions cause life-altering injuries and even death. Unsafe extraction injuries include:
- Fractured jaw
- Jaw joint/temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injuries
- Extraction of the wrong tooth
- Sinus perforation
- Severed or crushed nerves
- Uncontrolled bleeding
When extractions go wrong, Michigan Attorney Robert Gittleman has the experience, training, and skill to obtain compensation for you. With national recognition and a high referral rate from competing attorneys and even dentists and hospitals, Mr. Gittleman is the best representative for your dental malpractice case. Contact Robert Gittleman’s office today to schedule a consultation.
Why Extractions are Required:
There are multiple reasons teeth might need extractions:
- Often when teeth do not grow normally due to obstruction by the gums, bone or other teeth, they become impacted. Impaction is a common reason for teeth extractions.
- Poorly positioned or particularly tight-fitting teeth may be removed to straighten or move the remaining teeth during orthodontic (brace) treatment.
- Teeth with severe decay or fractures may require extraction.
- Teeth with failed root canals may require extraction.
- Advanced gum disease destroying bone support often requires teeth extractions.
- Infections in tooth or surrounding bone can require extraction.
- Trauma fracturing teeth may require extractions.
- Diseases such as bone problems, cysts, or cancer can require pre-treatment or treatment extractions.
Normally, following extractions, you can expect:
- Tenderness for a day or two.
- Mild swelling and slight bleeding.
- Wound healing in about two weeks.
- Bone and tissue filling in after three to six months
If you experience any of the following, it could be from complications caused by malpractice:
- Severe bleeding or pain for more than four hours after the procedure.
- Fever and/or chills.
- Signs of infection.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Excessive redness, swelling, or discharge from the extraction site.
- Your dentist discharged you with steady, moderate-to-severe bleeding.
- You develop swelling, fever, pus, shortness of breath or severe pain, which are likely signs of infection.
- Continuing numbness in your tongue, gums, lips, chin or face are likely signs of instrumentation into your nerves.
- Wrong tooth is extracted.
- Excessive bone or gum tissue is negligently removed.
- Jaw is fractured.
- Instruments slip and are negligently directed into unintended tissue causing lacerations or burns.
Whether your injury was caused by instrument slippage or breakage or other negligence, cases of extraction dental malpractice can cause:
- Fractured jaw
- Nerve injuries
- Numbness of the tongue, gums, chin or face
- Perforation of the sinus cavity
- Infection requiring hospitalization
- Jaw stretching causing TMJ dysfunctions
- Need for jaw reconstruction
What to Do
Contacting Robert Gittleman is the first and best step toward obtaining the compensation you deserve following injuries from dental malpractice. Your personal consultation with Mr. Gittleman will include your condition, treatment, and outlook. Mr. Gittleman will determine if your injury from your tooth extraction was from malpractice.
Contact Robert Gittleman
If you suspect you were harmed by malpractice during what should have been a routine tooth extraction, contact Robert Gittleman at his Michigan office for an evaluation of your potential claim. Representing clients all over the United States, Mr. Gittleman is renowned in California, Florida, New York and his home state of Michigan for his superior representation in dental malpractice cases.