Leave a message

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
from a mobile 0333 577 8866

Not sure what you need? Request a callback
Full Name *
Contact Number *
How Can We Help?
Best Callback Time?

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
from a mobile 0333 577 8866

Close
Not sure what you need? Request a callback
Full Name *
Contact Number *
How Can We Help?
Best Callback Time?

Have you received substandard dental care?

If you have suffered preventable pain or illness as a result of substandard dental care, then talk to First4Lawyers about how our No Win No Fee dental negligence solicitors can help you.

What is dental negligence?


A visit to the dentist is already a stressful event for many people. But if you receive poor dental treatment, leaving you with pain or suffering, it can turn into a very distressing experience. Our medical and dental solicitors work on your behalf to get you compensation for any negligence you may have experienced.

Dental negligence or misdiagnosis can include:

  • damage to teeth
  • dental nerve damage
  • substandard root canal work
  • teeth whitening or gum damage
  • poor bridge work
  • dental implants
  • cosmetic dentistry
How much can I claim?

Compensation for dental negligence very much depends on your individual circumstances.  Our specialist legal advisors will chat through your specific case and outline your options.  You might also like to get an idea of similar claims amounts, using our compensation calculator.  To give you a broad idea, serious damage or loss of a front tooth could be awarded between £1,930 and £3,460; whereas significant chronic tooth pain and deterioration over a number of years could see compensation of up to £33,430.  But it really will depend on your specific experiences, so get in touch for a no-obligation chat.

How long do I have to claim?


Generally speaking, medical negligence claims have to be made within three years of receiving substandard treatment, or becoming aware of it.  There are a few exceptions though, so it's always best to discuss your particular case with one of our advisers, and find out what options you have.

I've been a victim of dental negligence, what should I do?


Firstly, keep a record of your experiences so that you can give us a clear idea of what has happened.  Then either call us, or request a callback using the buttons at the top of the screen.  Or fill in our online form and we'll be in touch.

Facts and figures

13.1 million people had a scale & polish in 2016-2017

13.1 million teeth scale & polishes were performed in 2016/2017

(Source: NHS Digital)

The UK spends £5.8 billion a year on dental treatments

The UK spends £5.8 billion a year on dental treatments

(Source: National Smile Month)

What do you need to know about claiming for dental negligence?

Can I claim against my dentist?

Yes, whether you were treated privately or by the NHS you can make a claim against your dentist if you have sustained an injury or illness due to receiving poor treatment or substandard care.

Am I entitled to make a dental negligence claim?

If you or a loved one has been let down by a healthcare professional, we will chat through your situation and advise you of the options that are available to you.

What types of negligence does this include?

This can include anything from misdiagnosis, wrong tooth removal, nerve injuries, infection and problems that could eventually lead to oral cancer.

Do you have any more questions? 

How to guides

Learn more about this area of law and what you need to know:

Letter of complaint about NHS service

A guide to writing a letter of complaint about an NHS treatment or service

Read more

How to file a medical negligence claim

In this guide, we’ll help you understand, how to file a medical negligence claim

Read more

Get in touch today - we can help with your claim

Not sure what you need? Request a callback
Full Name *
Contact Number *
How Can We Help?
Best Callback Time?