Wrongful Extraction Claims
Most claims for wrongful extraction of a tooth surround the allegation that the dentist has removed the wrong tooth for some reason. This could be down to poor clinical notes or the tooth being noted down incorrectly. Sometimes it is the case that the dentists has simply identified the wrong tooth to take out.
Many dental claims for wrongful extraction are defended on the basis that the tooth may have needed to have been removed in any event at some time in the future.