What to do about dental malpractice?

Question Details: A new dentist took over for my dentist, who retired (although his name still remains on the practice signage). I agreed to have a 3 tooth bridge replaced. In 7 months ago; the bridge was replaced. Within 2 weeks I had extreme pain and thumping under the bridge. I saw the new dentist who said everything was fine; he did not take an X-ray or use a dental probe. He said there was nothing he could do for me. The pain continued and I complained a month later. He walked away from me. The following month, I had an obvious infection - swollen gums, pus pockets, etc. I went to the dentist and now he told me to get a root canal. At this time I went to my trusted periodontist of 18 years. The total cost will be $9,000 to be made whole.

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