Fracture of Teeth During Extractions
The fracture of a tooth during extraction is common, but will not necessarily be considered to be below an acceptable standard of care. However, following the fracture the dentist should take an x-ray to ascertain the position of the roots and any proximity to adjacent nerves. The dentist should then decide whether the removal of the roots should be undertaken and whether he can carry out this procedure or refer the patient on.
If the dentist extracts the wrong tooth, then this will usually result in a breach of the duty of care and compensation would normally be awarded.
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