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Dental Law ? by JRM-2M6
Started on: 06-02-2006 01:47 PM
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Report this Post06-02-2006 01:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JRM-2M6Click Here to visit JRM-2M6's HomePageSend a Private Message to JRM-2M6Direct Link to This Post
I had a Bridge put in about 2yrs ago. Since then the Bridge has not been in longer than 6 months after re-cementing . I have had numerous discussions with this dentist. He now says that my only options maybe , contiued re-cementing and maybe it will eventually stay put or pay for a replacement Bridge. I dont feel like I have gotten what I paid for. I am seriously considering legal options. Do you have any expirence or advice regarding dental malpractice laws?

JRM

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Report this Post06-02-2006 02:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroRumorClick Here to visit FieroRumor's HomePageClick Here to Email FieroRumorSend a Private Message to FieroRumorDirect Link to This Post
Not sure what you should do, exactly, but perhaps you can go to a few dentists, and get their opinions as to why this is happening... ?

seems like there may be an issue with your bite (the alignment of the bridge) if enough force is focused on one spot that isn't "right" there goes the foundation...

Had that once with a cap. what a pita.


You could perhaps go to a few places and tell them that you were thinking about switching dentists... (they may give you a free checkup...) then say, oh yeah, my teeth happen to fall out all the time...
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Report this Post06-02-2006 06:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JT6666Send a Private Message to JT6666Direct Link to This Post
Please clarify-
It was in for 2 years? Came out? Recemented? Came out after 6 months?

You're probably SOL though. Unless you can prove that, after all this time, that the failure was due to his action/inaction.

My personal advice concerning Dentists-
1. Do not go to a Dentist who works alone. He gets no feedback on the Quality of his work.
2. Avoid Dentists over 50 years old. You can't teach an old dog...
3, Avoid Dentists with less than < 6 years experience, unless you want them to learn on you.

If the bridge won't stay in:
1. Go to another Dentist- Just because your dentist can't do it doesn't mean it can't be done. Specialist = Prosthodontist. He would have the most current knowlege about Dental Cements. But he won't be cheap.
2. If the bridge is N/G- just resign yourself to have it done by another dentist- Murphy's Law dictates that it will come out over a weekend, on the beach, during sex, or some other time where a Dentist is inaccessable.

Dental Schools may offer a Discount. Their motivation is not money. Call around- Prices are HIGHER in the city.

G'Luck.
-JT
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Report this Post06-02-2006 09:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
I've had five dentists in six years. When one pisses me off I find another. One guy filled a tooth twice now and it keeps falling out, I'm not giving him another chance to fix it.
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Report this Post06-03-2006 01:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JRM-2M6Click Here to visit JRM-2M6's HomePageSend a Private Message to JRM-2M6Direct Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by JT6666:

Please clarify-
It was in for 2 years? Came out? Recemented? Came out after 6 months?

G'Luck.
-JT



just to clarify

the bridge was put in (initially) 2yrs ago. from that time to the present they have not been in my mouth for more than six months.
it has been an ongoing issue since the day i got them...
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