Woman Claims Dentist Left Piece of Equipment in Her Tooth Canal

The suit claims the doctor performed a root canal and part of a file broke off during the procedure and became embedded in the canal of one of her teeth

Friday, Apr 11, 2014  |  Updated 8:45 AM CDT
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Woman Claims Dentist Left Tool in Tooth Canal

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A woman is suing a North Side dentist for malpractice, claiming he left a broken piece of a dental instrument embedded in her tooth canal for several months and performed procedures on the wrong tooth.

A woman is suing a North Side dentist for malpractice, claiming he left a broken piece of a dental instrument embedded in her tooth canal for several months and performed procedures on the wrong tooth.

Nicole Pradun filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court Thursday, naming Oradent Associates Ltd., 6258 N. Lincoln Ave., and one of its doctors as defendants.

The suit claims the doctor performed a root canal on Pradun on Feb. 10, 2012, and part of a file broke off during the procedure and became embedded in the canal of one of her teeth.

The doctor continued to treat her for several months without telling her about the broken file or removing it, according to the suit.

The suit also claims the doctor performed root canals on two of Pradun’s teeth without diagnosis or reasoning for the procedures.

The two-count suit charges Oradent Associates and the doctor with negligence and seeks an unspecified amount of money in damages.

A representative for the dental practice could not immediately be reached for comment about the suit Thursday night.

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