A patient claims a piece of dental file was left lodged in her tooth after a root canal procedure.
Two Edwardsville dentists are facing a medical negligence suit by a woman claiming a piece of a dental file was left lodged in her tooth after a root canal procedure.
Lindsay Gilreath filed a complaint Nov. 4 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Kellerman Dental Group PC, doing business as Kellerman Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Kevin Kellerman, D.M.D., Aaron Etcheson, D.M.D., M.S., PC, doing business as Edwardsville Endodontics, and Aaron Etcheson, D.M.D., alleging medical negligence.
According to her complaint, Gilreath sought treatment from Kellerman for pain while chewing and tooth sensitivity on May 30, 2018. She alleges she was prescribed an antibiotic and that on June 12, 2018, she returned to Kellerman’s office with continued pain. Gilreath states in her suit that Kellerman performed a root canal and replaced a crown on June 20, 2018. She alleges that on Oct. 15, 2018, she returned to Kellerman’s office with complaints of pain and inflammation in the area where the dental surgery was performed.
On Nov. 8, 2018, she was seen by Etcheson. Gilreath alleges she learned that a piece of “dental file” had been lodged in her tooth from her root canal procedure.
She also alleges that after further dental treatment, including tooth removal, she still experiences pain in her jaw, face and head and has difficulty chewing.
Gilreath seeks compensation of more than $50,000 and all other proper relief.
This article was first published in Madison Record.