What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Root Canal Overfill

Sometimes a routine procedure with a healthcare professional can end up with anything but a routine result. For example, if you’re going in for a root canal, you probably expected a good dose of pain. However, you could suffer from a root canal overfill, at which point you may be entitled to sue for malpractice.

An overfill happens when the dentist administering the root canal overextends with the filling material, penetrating the main sensory nerve of the lower jaw or even getting it into the sinus of the upper jaw, resulting in a chemical burn to your nerve tissue. Needless to say it is not a pleasant feeling.

If you’ve been experiencing numbness or pain in your lop or chin ever since a root canal, chances are you’re the victim of an overfilling and medical malpractice. It’s important that you have the overfill looked at as soon as possible for treatment.

However, you should also speak to attorneys. Dental malpractice experts are best as they will have a strong understanding of the dental malpractice information relevant to your case.

While malpractice is, thankfully, rare, it still happens. If you think you’re the victim of your dentist’s malpractice, seek attention immediately from a professional qualified to reverse the damage done. Then find a lawyer who has experience with dental malpractice and see if you have a case. There’s a good chance you’re entitled to financial compensation.


Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of http://www.dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California.