A 27-year-old woman has had a £10,500 payout after a “botched” dental job left her in “excruciating” pain and forced her to have her tooth removed.

Vannika Roethof, a student from High Wycombe, went to Dr Arjang Arya, of Wycombe Dental Clinic, in October 2014 after suffering from a toothache.

Dr Arya carried out a root canal on her affected tooth but her pain persisted.

She said: “After the treatment the pain just didn’t stop.

“At first I thought my tooth might just take time to heal. But the pain continued, so I eventually went back to see Dr Arya.”

Dr Arya then prescribed antibiotics but that also did not help.

Mrs Roethof added: “The course of antibiotics made no difference at all. The pain just didn’t subside. This was when I lost trust in Dr Arya.”

She then visited another dentist to get a second opinion, who immediately referred her to the hospital to have the tooth extracted – but this caused more problems.

She said: “After the extraction I developed an infection and had to take antibiotics but I developed an allergic reaction to them. My face swelled-up and I was put on a difference course of antibiotics, but I reacted badly to these too. The medication made me feel dizzy and weak and I was unable to walk properly.”

Mrs Roethof contacted the Dental Law Partnership, which found Dr Arya had “failed to use reasonable skill and care” while carrying out the root canal.

The firm said: “This included failing to remove decay from the tooth that was clearly visible in X-rays, which caused the toothache and abscess Mrs Roethof suffered from and led to the tooth’s eventual extraction.

“The avoidable tooth extraction then led to Mrs Roethof suffering further, through bad reactions to her medication.”

Speaking about her experience, Mrs Roethof added: “To think all the suffering I experienced was avoidable is unbelievable.”

“If Dr Arya had been doing his job properly I’d still have my tooth. And I wouldn’t have had to go through all the problems I had after it was extracted.

“My face was so swollen – it was so embarrassing. I remember going on holiday to Amsterdam and people just staring at me. I’m so glad it’s all over.”

The surgery paid out £10,500 in an out of court settlement and did not admit liability, the Dental Law Partnership said.

In a statement, Dr Arya said: “While I do not accept the accuracy of the facts conveyed/portrayed by The Dental Law Partnership, I am limited in what I can say because of patient confidentiality.”