Phoenix, AZ asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arizona

Q: Do I have a dental malpractice case if my dentist was negligent and left me with no teeth since last summer?

My dentist was to extract all my teeth & replace them with 3 bridges and 6 implants on each arch. Surgery & implant placement was in July of ‘21. I was sent home with a denture that didn’t properly fit because they never took since impressions were never taken. After several failed fittings & the dentist breaking my dentures I am left with no teeth almost a year later causing multiple complications including severe pain from my jaw being unaligned and causing TMJ, crepitus, narrowed airway due to changes in my jaw and resulting in difficulty swallowing medication etc, inability to open my mouth wide, impaired ability to eat, changes in my bone structure, cut my tongue while uncoving and implant requiring stitches, caused a 2mm sinus perforation extracting a tooth and failed to tell me about it- I only discovered when water poured through my nose during rinsing my mouth, the lower 1/3 of my face to be short, abnormal lip posture, neck pain to name a few.

1 Lawyer Answer
Sean Woods
Sean Woods
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: As with everything, it depends. It sounds like you have been through a terrible ordeal. You likely could have a case - these types of cases require preliminary expert reports, so to get to the case, you would need a dental surgery expert to review the records and opine on what went wrong and why. Regardless, I think you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney to discuss further.

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