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
Lasting pain can result from the mismanagement of a wide variety of dental
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
- 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.
to schedule your
free initial consultation.