Improperly performed root canals

Improperly performed root canals can lead to tooth loss or nerve damage. Root canal sealer that extends beyond the apex of the tooth can cause severe and permanent nerve injury. The filling material should be restricted to the root canal and not extend into the peri-radicular tissues, as shown in the photo.

Additionally, root canals files should not extend past the apex of the tooth. Over-instrumentation of the root canal system may lead to nerve injuries, bone loss, or tooth loss. Forceful irrigation of root canal cleaning solutions may also result in injury and permanent nerve damage.

No dental care should result in injury to the patient.

Dental injuries, whether from inadequate doctor or staff training, or negligent care, can result in loss of teeth, loss of bone of the jaws, permanent nerve damage, infection, hospitalization, brain damage and death.

Dr. Palmer represents clients seeking compensation for practitioner malpractice covering:

Anesthesia injuries

Unnecessary tooth loss

Improperly performed root canals

Dental implant injuries

Aspiration or ingestion of dental burs, teeth

Failure to recognize/treat infections

Surgical errors

Failing to evaluate medical history

Failing to treatment plan

Failing to diagnose oral cancer

Dental implants

Dental implant failures

Reconstructive dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry


I.V. sedation

Pediatric dentistry

Cleft palate care

Oral surgery


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