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Asked on: 10/06/13, 3:29 pm

I had a 3 tooth bridge replaced in Feb 2013. It was severely infected, but the novice dentist, who took over my former dentist' s practice did not find it after I complained 3 times. He told me he couldn't help me. I went to my periodontist of 18 years in April 2013 and he had to do 2 surgeries, one to get the massive infection under control, another to extract the unsavable tooth. Last Friday I was flossing and another of the 3tooth bridge teeth went flying across the room. I saw the perio again and this tooth also has to be extracted. The tooth is fractured, the root canal screw failed and the the perio said the tooth should never have been recrowned. I now have to wait about one year to get 2 implants. I cannot chew on the left side due to the loss of the 2 teeth. I will be out about $15,000. by the time I get the 2 implants. My smile is impacted and I have constant pain. I have complained to the NJ Dental board and am waiting for their decision. I cannot be compensated for anything but the original bridge, I am now going to add an addendum to my board complaint, adding the loss of the second tooth to strengthen my case. I am in dental hell. All previously contacted lawyers said they could not help me because the first tooth loss was only worth $10,000. and the case was not financially feasible. Help!

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