Dental Malpractice: Not All Nerve Injuries Come From Extractions

Blog submitted by Dane Levy, Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

Wisdom tooth extractions may seem like a regular, routine occurrence, but they are still a delicate procedure that requires skill, care, and precision from a dentist or oral surgeon. Your chosen dental professional will need to make an incision in your gums and remove sections of your jaw bone that are blocking the extraction. Any hint of carelessness can result in severed lingual nerves, chronic pain, and numbness.

However, if you’ve observed the dental profession long enough, you’ll know that not all nerve injuries are the result of wisdom tooth extractions. Nerves can also be injured by procedures such as botched dental implant insertions or jaw surgery. In one case, a patient experienced a nerve injury because of their dentist’s failure to diagnose a fractured jaw.

No matter what has caused your nerve injury, dentists have a responsibility to act carefully for the sake of their patients. There are many essential structures in your mouth that can be damaged irreparably. If a dentist has injured you through their negligence, you can sue them for damages by filing a dental malpractice claim.

If you live in California, contact the Levy Law Firm for more information about dental malpractice today. Attorney Dane Levy is an OC dental malpractice lawyer with the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you win your case. He has an education from USC dental school and experience working in dental schools and dental clinics. His track record of high-profile case wins has resulted in his clients winning millions of dollars in damages.