Gum Disease Claims
Periodontal disease often just referred to as gum disease is the inflammation of the tissues which support the teeth and attach them to the jawbone. If inflammation only affects the soft gum tissue, this is called gingivitis. Where inflammation reaches the jawbone area, this is called periodontitis (from the latin : perio - meaning around and dontal- meaning teeth) or gum disease.
Most people will however notice factors such as red or swollen gums, bleeding when brushing, bad taste, bad breath or even teeth becoming loose. Periodontal disease or gum disease is a common dental disease. Many teeth have to be treated for periodontal disease and it affects many people. There are treatments available for periodontal disease. Ask your dentist or a periodontist for further information.
Periodontal disease starts with poor oral hygiene, if plaque is allowed to build up on the surfaces of the teeth, then toxins produced by the bacteria infect the gums and cause inflammation. This is called gingivitis. After a period of time, plaque that has been left to grow thicker may spread downward into the pocket between the tooth and the gum. This is a slow process and can be completely painless.
The bacteria cause destruction of the tooth and the surrounding bone. As more bone is destroyed, the tooth begins to come loose or wobbly. Abscesses can occur which can be painful.
If advanced, your dentist may have to undertake treatments such as deep scaling, sometimes under the gumline to take away any deposits of calculus that may have developed. As the tooth becomes cleaner, the inflammation will disappear and the gums will tighten up around the tooth again. Ask your dentist for further advice, or consult your hygienist or a periodontal specialist.
If you have suffered with periodontal disease which has been left undiagnosed or left untreated. You may have a dental claim against your dentist for negligent treatment. The best advice is to act now.
Gum disease can affect selective teeth or your whole mouth. It is important to note that whilst gum disease cannot be reversed, it can be stopped with good oral hygiene along with proper dental treatment usually from a periodontist or dental professional
- Ask your dentist for further advice.
Periodontal or gum disease claims are some of the most expensive claims that are paid out. This is because if the periodontal disease has affected the whole mouth, your dentist may advise you to remove all of your affected teeth and replace them with implants assuming you have enough bone level in your jaw to insert them.
Dental implants can be expensive. A single dental implant can cost in the region of £1000 -£2000.
If you need a number of dental implants due to your gum disease, then you can see how quickly your dental claim and your dental damages payout will add up.
I have dealt with periodontal disease claims worth in excess of £140,000 in damages claimed