Can a Dentist be Sued for Malpractice?

Many people dislike going to the dentist but most are able to leave the dentist with a cleaner or healthier mouth.  That is – if their dentist exercised a reasonable degree of care in their treatment.  If their dentist did not exercise reasonable care and was negligent then significant complications can arise.

Some potential consequences of dental negligence include:

  • Serious infections that may become life threatening;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Jaw disorders;
  • Failure to diagnose oral cancer; and
  • Failure to diagnose or properly treat other conditions.

If you have suffered any of these, or other, consequences because of your dentist’s negligence then please contact a Pennsylvania dental malpractice lawyer for more information about your legal rights.