Patient wins £35k compensation after losing 13 teeth when dentists misdiagnosed her gum disease

A woman has won £35,000 in compensation over claims dentists failed to spot her gum disease meaning she will lose 13 teeth.

Hannah Berry, 28, spent the last two years fighting for a legal battle against two dentists.

The personal assistant had gone for check-ups after experiencing sensitivity but said the dentists misdiagnosed her.

An Exeter dental surgery has jointly paid out £35,000 compensation to a woman who has been left with advanced gum disease and will lose 13 teeth

She said it meant she developed gum disease and she is now set to lose 13 of her teeth which will have to be removed. The average adult has 32 teeth.

Ms Berry, of Exeter, Devon, has now been awarded £35,000 compensation – although neither dentist has admitted responsibility.

Hannah Berry has spent the last two years fighting for compensation against two dentists.


She said: “I nearly fainted when I was told the news that I could suffer widespread tooth loss. I felt so angry and upset.

“I had only been told by my dentists to brush gently so as not to upset my teeth and gums, not that I was about to lose teeth.”

Ms Berry’s dental troubles began she visited her then local dentist Dr Michael Espach of Broadway Dental Practice in East Sussex in 2008 as she wanted to ensure her teeth were in good order before spending a year abroad in Morocco.

The Exeter resident had been experiencing sensitivity in one of her teeth and wanted to make sure everything was fine.



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