What Is Periodontal Disease and Can I Make a Claim for Compensation?

Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums caused by bacteria. The disease causes the gums to become extremely inflamed resulting in serious pain to the individual. Because periodontal disease is a bacterium, the teeth and tissue can be affected. As inflammation of the gum tissue causes the structure of the mouth to be altered, those which are suffering from periodontal disease may find that their teeth have shifted either forward or backward. This can result in many additional conditions such as loss of teeth, speech impediments, jaw bone deterioration, warping of the jaw structure. In rare cases, the jawbone of victims of untreated periodontal disease has had to be restructured and replaced. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease then you are eligible to claim compensation.

Who is at the Greatest Risk of Periodontal Disease?

Generally, periodontal disease is caused by a lack of oral hygiene. If the teeth and gums are not properly cleaned on a regular basis, then when an individual does brush one’s teeth, the brush may cause tearing and irritation on the gums. This makes the gums susceptible to bacteria and other undesirable elements entering into the gums. Also, if brushing is not done on a regular schedule, the bacteria may already exist in the mouth. When brushed, the bacterium is spread around the mouth and finds a place within the gums.

Of course, not all victims of periodontal disease have poor oral hygiene habits. There are many other factors which can increase someone’s chances of having the disease. Primarily, smoking and diabetes play a major role in many dental diseases.

Periodontal disease can also be the result of negligence or malpractice on the dentist professional. A common manner in which a patient may develop periodontal disease would be if the individual has recently had his or her teeth cleaned and the cleaning was performed too roughly causing tears within the gum line that then accumulated the bacterium leading to periodontal disease.

How Can I Get Diagnosed With Periodontal Disease?

The early signs of periodontal disease are hard to detect and unfortunately, most individuals find that they have the disease later on in its developments. If you notice that your gums do not have the firm pinkness associated with healthy gums, or if your gums have a tendency to bleed while brushing, these may be signs that you have periodontal disease. There are a few other symptoms which would indicate that periodontal disease may be present.

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Noticeable swelling of the gums
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • Bleeding of the gums
  • Constant bad breath even though you brush or use mints
  • Tooth loss or teeth becoming loose
  • Heightened sensitivity to the teeth

These are but a few of the symptoms associated with periodontal disease. Because each case is different, you are strongly advised to seek the diagnosis of a medical practitioner if you notice that you have any of these symptoms.

Should I File a Compensation Claim on My Periodontal Disease?

The symptoms for periodontal disease are known to dentists. If you have recently visited a dentist or orthodontist while showing symptoms of the disease and later developed periodontal disease, you may have grounds for a claim.

If you have an existing case of periodontal disease and have not received treatment or if a dental professional has not recommended an appropriate method of treatment, you may have a case for dental negligence.

If you have recently undergone treatment for your periodontal disease and the condition has not improved or the condition has gotten worse resulting in additional pain or extensive treatment procedures, you may have a claim for negligence or malpractice.

What Should I Consider When Making a Periodontal Disease?

As with any case of negligence, time is not on your side. The quicker you file your claim the more apt you are to win your case. Compensation on these claims varies depending on the case, but all compensation is greatly dependent upon the timeframe in which you have filed your case.

As periodontal disease is greatly dependent upon the oral hygiene of the individual, it is important that the person filing the claim maintain their regular hygiene schedule. If you are currently under treatment for periodontal disease, you are strongly advised to continue your treatment. If you believe that you are not receiving the proper treatment for your periodontal disease, you are encouraged to seek a second option as to the best manner in which to treat your periodontal disease effectively.

Why Choose Tylers Solicitors for Periodontal Disease Compensation Claims?

We are here to help you. Please contact us if you have any inquires about filing a negligence or malpractice claim. As we understand that talking may be painful for you at this time, please feel free to contact us by email. We will work closely with you, using our years of experience to get you the compensation that you are entitled to.

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