Dental Injury Claims

Dental injury, including accidental dental injury, can cause significant suffering to an individual and impact how they live their daily lives.

At Smith Partnership, we offer specialist support for dental injury claims and medical negligence, with extensive experience supporting individuals with their dental injury cases.

Our expert dental injury lawyers can help you to put together your dental negligence claim and claim compensation for dental injury. Contact our team today to find out more about how we can help.

What is dental injury?

Dental injury, also referred to as dental trauma, occurs as a result of physical injury to the teeth, gums and the alveolar bone, which is the bone that holds the tooth sockets, as well as the soft tissue of the mouth.

What types of dental injury can you claim for?

To help you see if you have grounds to bring forward a dental injury claim, we have listed the most common types of dental injury below:

  • Dental nerve injury, which causes long-term and short-term pain or numbness
  • Tongue injury during dental procedure
  • Infection caused by unsafe practices or equipment
  • Trauma caused to the teeth, jaw, or mouth due to improper use of equipment
  • Failure to diagnose a serious oral health condition
  • Misdiagnosis that led to incorrect treatment, or no treatment being administered
  • Significant treatment errors, such as the extraction of the incorrect tooth or dental concussion injury
  • Psychological trauma as a direct result of dental negligence that severely impacts daily life

Of course, dental injury can take many forms. By speaking with a specialist in the area of dental negligence, you can determine whether you have a potential case.

Compensation for dental negligence

The amount you could be awarded for your dental negligence claim can vary drastically depending on the injury sustained and the severity of the injury.

While we cannot give an exact amount, we can give you an estimated figure based on research. Additionally, your dedicated dental injury solicitor will work closely with you to ensure that you receive a fair reward for your suffering.

Depending on the severity and unique circumstances, gum disease claims can be worth anywhere between £10,000 to £40,000.

A broken tooth injury claim can range anywhere from £1,000 to £38,000 depending on the reasons behind the broken tooth, the specific damage caused and the impact this had on your life going forwards.

If you have suffered a dental injury that has resulted in you paying for additional treatment to rectify this, or you paid for the treatment that ended up causing you damage, you may be able to claim back dental costs.

How can Smith Partnership’s dental injury lawyers help?

If you are seeking dental injury compensation such as compensation for a damaged tooth or dental nerve injury compensation, you should get in touch with a dental injury lawyer today.

Smith Partnership offers No Win No Fee arrangements, which allows us to pursue your claim with little to no financial risk to you.

With offices based in Leicester, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Swadlincote and Stoke-on-Trent, Smith Partnership is perfectly placed to assist individuals across the UK with their dental injury claims.

Smith Partnership's medical negligence team is independently recognised by the Legal 500 and is a member of Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), ensuring you benefit from exceptional expertise in pursuing your claim. Our approach is sensitive, client-oriented and practical, meaning we focus entirely on securing the compensation you deserve.


To find out how our expert team of medical negligence solicitors can help you, contact us today on 0330 123 1229, send us an email via, or complete our contact form.