Dentist suspended after patient died when he pulled out 10 of her teeth

Staff writer

A dentist has been suspended after one of his patients bled to death hours after he finished pulling out 10 of her teeth.

Tushar Patel has been banned from working for a year after being found unfit to practice following a "catalogue of errors," according to a report.

The patient had advanced gum disease leading Patel to remove all of her top teeth during two appointments in a week, a panel heard.

Patel was a dentist in Purley, Surrey and treated the woman in the summer of 2017.

The female patient said she was taking blood-thinning medicine Warfarin for a blood condition that causes clotting.

Hours after her last appointment, she went to A&E, and reportedly died in hospital after collapsing at home with 'bleeding from her mouth'.