Boy, 5, wins 9,000 payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth (but they'll have grown back by the time he gets his money)Cameron Jackson has been left with just seven teeth until his adult set growMum Wendy Jackson, from Bradford, took legal action against dentistHe has now won 9,000 payout which he will receive when he turns 18

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James Rush

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14:53 GMT, 2 January 2013

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UPDATED:

15:55 GMT, 2 January 2013

Cameron Jackson, pictured with his mum Wendy, had to have 13 teeth removed after suffering toothache at the age of three

Cameron Jackson, pictured with his mum Wendy, had to have 13 teeth removed after suffering toothache at the age of three

A five-year-old boy who had 13 milk teeth removed after suffering severe toothache has accepted a 9,000 payout from his dentist.

Cameron Jackson was left with just seven teeth until has adult set go through after the decayed teeth were removed two years go.

His mother Wendy Jackson, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, took legal action against dentist Dr Raymond Matloa and has now accepted the 9,000 out of court settlement, which Cameron will receive when he reaches his 18th birthday.

The dentist, Dr Raymond Matloam, of the Fountain Dental Practice, in Morley, has not admitted liability for the loss of Cameron's teeth.

Mrs Jackson, 31, said she had grown increasingly concerned about Cameron's teeth.

She said she had always taken him for check-ups and brushed his teeth but his toothache became worse.

'He was on pain relief every night because he would wake up screaming in the night.' she said.

In 2010, he had the teeth removed at a dental institute in Leeds.

Mrs Jackson said Cameron could not remember the operation but was now very self-conscious about his appearance.

She said: 'He doesn't like smiling because he's scared that somebody's going to say “Why have you got no teeth”'

Cameron has now adapted to eating without his teeth, and is even able to bite into apples with his gums.

Mrs Jackson said she had explained the settlement to her son by saying it was like a visit from the tooth fairy.

She said: 'I'm glad that this is settled and we can begin to move on.

'Cameron's doing really well and being very brave about the whole thing, which we're very grateful for.'

Cameron was just three years old when he had 13 of his milk teeth removed, leaving him with seven for the next few years

Cameron was just three years old when he had 13 of his milk teeth removed, leaving him with seven for the next few years

Removed: Cameron was just three years old when he had 13 of his milk teeth taken out, leaving him with seven for the next few years

Cameron will receive the 9,000 when he reaches his 18th birthday, by which time he will also have all of his teeth back

Cameron will receive the 9,000 when he reaches his 18th birthday, by which time he will also have all of his teeth back

Settlement: Cameron will receive the 9,000 when he reaches his 18th birthday, by which time he will also have all of his teeth back

The family's lawyer, Heather Williams, from dental negligence solicitors the Dental Law Partnership, said Cameron's adult teeth will grow back when he is old enough.

She said: 'Although it is baby teeth that Cameron has lost, it will still be a few years before his adult teeth come through.

'In the meantime, he has to deal with having fewer teeth than he should – something that no one would like to go through, especially at his age.'

The dental practice declined to contact when contacted by Mail Online.

His mother Wendy says she had always taken him for check-ups and brushed his teeth but his toothache became worse

His mother Wendy says she had always taken him for check-ups and brushed his teeth but his toothache became worse

Careful: His mother Wendy says she had always taken him for check-ups and brushed his teeth but his toothache became worse