Cancer. It’s one of the words nobody wants to hear during their medical diagnosis. However, it’s always better to hear it earlier rather than later. Early diagnosis and treatment makes it easier to treat the disease and save patients’ lives. Most people are aware of this when they visit their doctor or primary physician. But others may not be aware that their dentist’s job isn’t just to fix their teeth.
It is also your dentist’s job to recognize health problems with your mouth, including gum disease and oral cancer. For patients suffering from oral cancer, diagnosing it too late can potentially be fatal. In the past, patients whose dentists failed to diagnose oral cancer have experienced issues such as losing parts of their neck, jaw, and tongue, along with shortened life expectancy.
If you’re worried about oral cancer, be sure to ask your dentist about it during your next visit. If your dentist has already failed to diagnose oral cancer, you may be able to sue them for dental malpractice, since they have violated the standard of care for dental professionals. You may be able to win your case if you can prove that the progress of your oral cancer happened as a direct result of your dentist’s failure to recognize it.
Attorney Dane Levy is a record-breaking dental malpractice attorney with a number of high-profile dental malpractice case wins. If you are a victim of dental malpractice, he can use his years of experience and dental education to help you win in court. Contact him today for more details.