Warning Signs of Dental Malpractice

Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

When you go to your dentist, you place your trust in him, expecting a professional care. However, not all dental visits end with patient satisfaction. If you do not want to fall victim to dental malpractice, then you should always look for these warning signs on your next visit to the dentist.

Your medical professional should always ask for an updated history with each sequential visit.  This will help your dentist give you more thorough, precise care, and if he or she skips the medical history, your dentist may not have enough information to provide a proper diagnosis or cause something like dental implant nerve injury.

Your dentist often must juggle multiple patients at the same time. To minimize your wait time and ensure you receive comprehensive care, a dental assistant may take your initial x-rays, prepare you for treatment, and sterilize the dental instruments. If your dentist works alone without the help of an assistant, then his or her actions might be suspect.

You should always make sure that you look for these warning signs so that you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of dental malpractice. Moreover, if the most recent dental visit involved any unnecessary extractions, scare tactics for additional procedures, or adverse reactions to drugs, then you should ensure that you talk to a personal injury lawyer about your situation. You may be able to file a claim against that dentist and receive compensation for any of your injuries. This will ultimately ensure that a dental malpractice in the future is avoided at all cost.