I went to see a dentist about getting mini impants for my bottom denture. After the panoramic xray was made, he told me that i was a candidate. I made an appointment to have this procedure done. The dentist made the comment (while he was feeling my gums) that my ridge felt very thin. He proceeded to cut and drill a hole in my jaw bone. After several minutes of digging and drilling, he sat back and told me that my bone was too thin and could not hold a mini post. He sewed me up and sent me home. I have now missed two days of work and am unable to wear my bottom denture because of the pain and swelling in my mouth.
X-rays are not the be all and end all. The dentist saved you a lot of grief by stopping.
Dental malpractice matters usually involve permanent or significant damages. Your post identifies neither condition. You will likely have a hard time getting any attorney to review and accept this matter.
You hopefully heal up and move on. Thank this dentist for having the integrity to abort a procedure that could have resulted in a fracture, infection or failed implants later.
You can consult an experienced medical liability attorney to make sure, but this does not sound like a viable legal claim based on the dentist’s decision to stop and the lack of permanent severe injury.
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