Infection & Abscesses After a Dental Procedure

Dental Negligence Attorneys in Maryland

When dentists overstep their training or act negligently or recklessly while treating their patients, injuries can occur. One of the most common types of dental injuries occurs when procedures are not properly performed and bacteria is allowed to access the tooth, its roots or surrounding nerves, resulting in infection and painful abscesses.

Located in Rockville, MD, The Law Office of Paul R. Wiesenfeld represents clients throughout Maryland who have suffered dental infections. Call us today at 301-799-4849.

Serious Physical & Financial Hardship

Faulty root canals, improperly extracted teeth, or fillings that are too deep can result in infection and abscesses. A broken or chipped tooth can also open a path for bacteria. When dentists allow bacteria to invade the teeth or gums, an infection or abscess can result, causing excruciating physical pain. Osteomyelitis is one of the most series of these injections, which can seat itself in the jaw and even require surgery to properly treat.

A dentist's failure to properly extract all tooth decay can also result in infections. When decay is left untreated, it often spreads and infects surrounding mouth, gum, and bone tissue and grows into the nerves of the teeth.

Common symptoms of a tooth infection or abscess include:

  • Continuous and severe toothaches
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Fever
  • Upset stomach
  • Swollen glands
  • Swelling of the mouth, jaw and neck

When infections and abscesses occur, root canals and other expensive and painful procedures may be necessary to remove decay, stop infection, and treat abscesses. Mental and emotional stress, embarrassment and physical pain can take a toll on personal relations and negatively impact your ability to earn a living.

Legal Help for Your Medical Problem

Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with. Initial settlement offers rarely cover the costs of reparative procedures, not to mention the lost wages and extreme physical and emotional pain and suffering.

The attorneys at The Law Office of Paul R. Wiesenfeld are highly effective legal problem solvers. They use every tool available to maximize their clients' compensation and help resolve your legal issues in the most efficient manner possible. The attorneys review settlement offers and negotiate with insurance companies to help get you the best deal possible.

Contact our Rockville office to schedule your free initial case evaluation.