Your Gum Disease - Was it Preventable?

  Failure to Diagnose Periodontal Disease Michigan

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There are significant long-term, potentially painful consequences to a dental professional's failure to diagnose periodontal disease. Michigan attorney Robert Gittleman understands how difficult it is to learn your family dentist neglected to safeguard your oral health. If you have been treated at the same dental clinic for several years and now suffer from one of the following, contact Mr. Gittleman about investigating a claim:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Lost teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Receding gums
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Pockets in your gum or bone
  • Abscesses in gum or teeth
  • Sensitivity to temperature or air
  • Pulpy gum tissue
  • Painful gum tissue

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Bleeding gums are symptoms of periodontal disease. As it proceeds, the disease causes recession of the gums from the teeth, loosening of the teeth, and resorption of jawbone. As the jawbone recedes from the roots of the teeth, pockets form in the gums and discharge pus. This process, involving the inflammation and degeneration of the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth, is called pyorrhea or periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is most common in patients over the age of 40 and can be caused any of the following:

  • Poor dental treatment
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Ill-fitting restorations, such as fillings, crowns, veneers or bridges
  • Irritation of the tissues by dental tartar not removed by the dentist during cleanings
  • Failure by the dentist to take proper x-rays

If your long-term general dentist never informed you of the progressive deterioration of your gums, and you were not treated until your gum disease was discovered in its later stages, you may likely suffer tooth loss.

How to Manage the Failure to Diagnose Periodontal Disease

Contact Mr. Gittleman's Michigan law firm if you suspect your dentist failed to diagnose your periodontal disease. This disease is entirely preventable. If you were not treated properly, Robert Gittleman Law Firm, PLC will fight for you. Mr. Gittleman has an exceptional reputation representing dental patients against negligent doctors, and the high level of service he provides to his clients goes unrivaled by his competitors. When you first get in touch with Mr. Gittleman, expect:

  • Helpfulness
  • A straightforward approach
  • Personal service
  • Competent attention and concern
  • Superior advocacy
  • Friendly encouragement and advice
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment and dedication

Quality time will be devoted to your consultation with Mr. Gittleman, where you and he will discuss the details of your condition, the treatment that was or was not provided, and the possible negligence by your dentist causing your disease. Our law firm will review exams, X-rays, charts, photographs, and notes recorded by your dentist te evaluate your case. Dental malpractice cases are complicated, but Robert Gittleman Law Firm, PLC will relieve your stress and recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Robert Gittleman

Periodontal disease is detrimental to your oral and overall health, your smile, and your well-being. If you suspect malpractice caused your disease, seek expert legal advice. Robert Gittleman has pursued dentists who fail to diagnose periodontal disease for over three decades and his Michigan law firm has practiced in California, Nevada, Florida, and across the country. Contact Mr. Gittleman today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey towards better health.

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