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Dental Nerve Damage Attorney in Santa Clarita

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Dental treatments are delicate procedures that must be handled with the utmost care and precision. One mistake can cause a slew of painful and even potentially dangerous oral health problems, including nerve damage.

Nerve damage can result from any sort of error, such as contact from a dental instrument, a failed dental implant, or improperly administered anesthesia. Whatever the cause of your nerve damage, the responsible party must be held accountable so that you can receive the compensation you need to heal and move on. I am a nerve damage attorney located in Santa Clarita with over 30 years of experience as a dentist and I want to help you achieve justice. The Law Office of Dean Schweitzer is ready to fight for your rights.

Schedule a free consultation by calling (661) 460-5795 or completing our online contact form.

How to Handle Your Nerve Damage

After a visit to your dentist, you expect your oral health to improve, not get worse. If you recently underwent a dental procedure and notice something off with your teeth, lips, or face, you may be experiencing nerve damage caused by negligence or a mistake.

Nerves are often damaged during:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals
  • Wisdom tooth removals
  • Dental implants

It is important to take careful observations and notes about the symptoms you are experiencing and the condition you are in. Visit a trained and trusted medical professional for a second opinion about whether or not your nerve damage was caused by a dentist’s error.

Dental Nerve Damage Symptoms

Lingual Nerve Damage Symptoms - Lingual nerve damage is nerve damage to your tongue and can result in the following symptoms:

  • Loss of sensation and taste
  • Pain
  • Numbness

Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage Symptoms - Your inferior alveolar nerve provides sensation to the chin, lower teeth, lower jaw, and lower lip; damage to this nerve can cause:

  • Severe pain
  • Strange sensations
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

Mental Nerve Damage Symptoms - A damaged mental nerve can cause:

  • Numbness and paralysis in the cheek and lower lip

What is a Lingual Nerve Damage Lawsuit?

Damage to your lingual nerve can occur as a result of negligence during a dental procedure when the nerve in your tongue is damaged, resulting in loss of feeling or taste. To pursue a lawsuit you'll need to prove the injury resulted from the operation and that the effects are long-term or permanent.

What is the Treatment for Lingual Nerve Damage?

If you have suffered lingual nerve damage, you may be asking yourself what the recovery time is. Ordinarily, lingual nerve damage is temporary and the patient will recover on their own within about 8 weeks. However, if the symptoms last longer than 6 months, the damage will most likely be permanent. Some potential treatment options for lingual nerve damage include:

  • Prescription medication
  • Laser treatment
  • Surgical procedures
  • Relaxation therapy or hypnosis

Contact the Law Office of Dean Schweitzer

At my firm, I represent the victims of dental malpractice with vigor and compassion. You should not have to bear the burden of your dentist’s negligence – seek relief with my help. With extensive experience as both a dentist and lawyer, I am uniquely positioned to assist with your case. When you need a dental malpractice attorney you can trust, count on me to be there in your time of need. I am located in Santa Clarita

I invite you to contact me online or by phone at (661) 460-5795.

Why Choose the Law Office of Dean Schweitzer?

  • Individual Attention

    I provide my clients with the individualized client experience that they desire. I am always there to let my clients know that their issues matter and to ensure that they receive the attention they deserve.

  • Extensive Experience

    My multiple professional licenses and extensive experience in multiple fields, most applicably in law and dentistry uniquely position me to advocate for clients facing dental malpractice situations, as well as other areas of law.

  • A Lawyer That Cares

    People facing legal issues want someone to listen, someone who cares, and someone who can help. Being that lawyer, for my clients, is why I do this every day with pleasure.