Nerve Injuries From Dental Malpractice

Maryland Dental Malpractice Attorneys

Many dental procedures are better handled by specialists such as endodontists and oral surgeons. It is your dentist's responsibility to know his or her limits and refer patients to specialists when the circumstances require specialized skills. When dentists step outside the bounds of their knowledge, nerve damage can result.

If you've suffered nerve damage, contact a dental malpractice attorney from The Law Office of Paul R. Wiesenfeld.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

Nerve damage is one of the most common injuries experienced at the hands of dentists.

Lasting pain can result from the mismanagement of a wide variety of dental procedures, including:

When traumatizing dental procedures cause nerve damage, the effects can be lifelong. Many individuals experience intense pain, lose their sense of taste or smell, become disfigured, or suffer speech impairments.

Symptoms of Permanent Damage

The two most common nerve injuries are injuries to the maxillary sinus and to the inferior alveolar nerve.

Symptoms of nerve damage include:

  • Numbness of the lips, chin, cheeks, gums or tongue
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Severe pain or burning sensations
  • Drooling
  • Speech impairments
  • Facial disfigurement

Nerve injuries may paralyze facial muscles. This can affect everything from your speech to your smile and the general appearance of your face. Added to this, facial paralysis often causes extreme emotional and mental distress and possible post-traumatic stress disorder.

Injured in Maryland? Call 301-799-4849.

Working closely with his clients, Mr. Wiesenfeld develops strong legal strategies that help clients obtain compensation for the physical and emotional pain caused by nerve injuries. He has over 40 years of legal experience, and has devoted his practice to helping individuals who have been harmed by dental malpractice.

Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.