Dental Malpractice: Periodontal Disease
A 19 year old single female was diagnosed with advanced periodontal disease. She was required to undergo surgery to replace massive bone loss, in addition to the splinting of her teeth to preserve the remaining bone and teeth. It was claimed that her general dentist who had managed her dental care for the past 10 years had failed to appropriately diagnose and treat her juvenile periodontitis condition. Further, that had the appropriate care been given, the bone loss would have entirely preventable.