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Failure to provide preventative treatment claims

Going to the dentist can be scary for many people, but it’s essential to maintain good oral health. While most people only need routine check-ups and cleanings, there are times when more care or treatment will be necessary. If your dentist fails to provide an appropriate treatment plan for your dental condition or any preventative or oral hygiene advice, and this leads to your condition worsening unnecessarily, you may have grounds for a claim. 

If you think your dentist has been negligent, and you’ve suffered unnecessary pain as a result, you may be able to get compensation. To do so, you need to prove that your dentist acted recklessly or negligently. At Farleys, our team can help guide you through the process of starting a claim for dental negligence compensation. 

Start by filling out our contact form below, or give us a call at 01254606008 to speak to one of our friendly solicitors today about starting a dental negligence claim. 

How we can help you if your dentist has failed to provide preventative treatment

At Farleys, we have a wealth of experience in dealing with dental negligence cases. With a history spanning over 60 years, our expert solicitors have an impressive track record of successfully resolving these cases to the satisfaction of our clients. We understand that dental negligence can have a significant impact on your finances as well as your physical and mental health, especially when your dentist has failed to provide the necessary treatment.

When you come to us with a case of dental negligence, our solicitors will take the time to have a detailed conversation with you to understand your situation fully. This will help us gather all the relevant information about your case, which we will then use to explore your legal options and consider how best to achieve a positive outcome based on the unique circumstances of your case.

Why is preventative treatment and oral hygiene advice so important?

Preventative treatment and oral hygiene advice play a pivotal role in sustaining optimal oral health. These practices, as well as biannual check-ups, are instrumental in the early detection of potential dental issues, allowing for timely intervention and preventing complications. 

It is the responsibility of your dentist to thoroughly check your oral health with every check-up, ensuring that no underlying conditions are developing. If there is a risk of complications or dental conditions, your dentist should promptly inform you, outline a treatment plan, and provide appropriate oral hygiene advice to address and tackle potential issues. This proactive approach not only helps maintain your oral health but also empowers you with the knowledge and guidance needed to take preventive measures for a healthy smile.

Failure to provide preventative treatment is grounds for a dental negligence claim. Your dentist, along with every healthcare professional, has a duty of care to all their patients. If you feel that the care you received did not meet this threshold, we recommend reaching out to one of our experts. 

Am I eligible to make a dental negligence claim?

If you believe that your dentist failed to provide you with the appropriate level of care, you may have grounds to file a claim for dental negligence. To prove dental negligence, it’s crucial to demonstrate that your dentist did not meet the expected standard of care, in this case, failing to provide the necessary preventative treatment, resulting in unnecessary pain or financial burden. However, gathering enough evidence to prove this can take time and effort. 

To strengthen your case, we recommend gathering as much supporting evidence as possible, which may include:

  • Dental records
  • Statements from witnesses
  • A second opinion from another expert
  • Relevant photos, such as those showing your injuries
  • Financial records

Typically, medical experts with similar or higher levels of expertise and training will be consulted to assess the situation. Additionally, you must show that you suffered directly because of your dentist’s negligence to be eligible for compensation. Proving malpractice is a complicated process that requires meticulous consideration, so if you suspect that you have a case, it’s wise to get in touch with us as soon as possible. 

Contact a Specialist in Dental Negligence Claims

We understand that legal procedures can be intimidating, especially when it comes to dental malpractice claims. At Farleys, our solicitors use a friendly and easy-to-understand approach, avoiding complicated legal terms to ensure you can make informed decisions comfortably. We promise to handle your dental negligence claim with the highest level of professionalism and respect, regardless of your past experiences.

What’s more, we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis whenever we can, which means you only pay if your claim is successful. So, if you’re seeking initial guidance on how to begin a dental negligence claim, don’t hesitate to contact our solicitors. You can reach us at 01254606008 or email us at to schedule an appointment today.

What are the time limits for claiming dental negligence compensation?

It’s worth noting that dental negligence claims usually have a three-year time limit from the date of treatment. However, if the effects of the negligence were not immediately noticeable, you may have an additional three years from the “date of knowledge”, which is the date you became aware of the impact of your dentist’s negligence.

Dealing with time restrictions can be tricky, which is why we recommend getting in touch with us at Farleys as soon as you suspect you have a claim. Being proactive allows us to handle your case promptly. 

While most cases are settled without going to court, we are committed to supporting and guiding you if your case proceeds to court. Our focus is to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Why choose Farleys Solicitors?

For more than 60 years, Farleys Solicitors has been providing trusted legal services to clients in the North West and throughout the UK. Our team of experienced solicitors specialise in addressing dental negligence claims with expertise and efficiency, including failure to provide preventative treatment claims. 

We understand that every case is unique, so we offer personalised guidance and tailored advice to suit your needs. We strive to provide clear solutions and ensure that you understand the processes involved.

If you require the specialised services of our dental negligence solicitors or have any questions about our offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by phone at 01254606008, using our website’s chat feature, or by email at We’re here to support and guide you through the entire process.

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