Dental implants offer you the ability to replace missing teeth with teeth that look real. They are the closest thing to real teeth available today. However, they are expensive and some patients have had various problems with them. These are things that you should know about before moving forward with dental implants.
For one thing, they can cost up to $5,000 per tooth, and many insurance carriers will not pay for the full cost of dental implants. The other thing is that this procedure can be painful. The dentist must drill down into your gums in order to screw in the implants.
What sometimes happens is that the dentist drills in the wrong place or he drills too deeply. In both cases, he can transect the lingual nerve causing numbness to your mouth, jaw or tongue. Many times this numbness does not go away. It’s something the patient may suffer with for years.
If this has happened to you or someone you know, then you should contact a dental malpractice lawyer for help. No one should have to go through life with constant pain in their mouth or gums. This can greatly affect your quality of life. Some patients report not being able to chew or taste their food properly. Dental implant injuries can take a long time to heal.
If you’ve experienced dental implant nerve injury, you may qualify for financial compensation. To find out, speak to a dental implant nerve injury lawyer in California. Your lawyer can inform you of your legal rights and help you move forward in the right direction.
Submitted by Attorney Dane Levy of www.Dentalmal.com. If you need dental malpractice help in Los Angeles or Orange County, please contact us. We’ll work hard to get you the money you deserve for your dental implant injury.