LeAnn Rimes hopes to take a bite out of her dentist's wallet

Feb 15, 2013 at 5:29 p.m. ET

LeAnn Rimes is hoping to take a bite out of her dentist's wallet after she sues him for malpractice.


For once, LeAnn Rimes isn't making headlines for her ongoing feud with her husband's ex-wife, Brandi Glanville. This time around, the news is about her teeth.

On Thursday, the "Blue" singer filed papers against her dentist, Dr. Duane C. McKay, for his failure to properly perform the necessary dental work over a three-year period.

According to Us Weekly, the malpractice suit claims that his work has affected her "ability to perform as an artist" and that such ability "has been and will continue to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is complete."

The country singer is seeking monetary damages for "[loss] of earnings and future earning capacity." If that wasn't enough, she also wants compensation for her physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries.

If you follow Rimes' Twitter feed, her ongoing dental saga has been no secret. She tweeted several times over the summer about her dental repair work.

In July, she wrote, "Waiting on the endodontist to meet me and do a nighttime root canal."

In the subsequent days, she tweeted, "O-M-G i got 3 shots in the roof of my mouth & 1 INSANE shot directly into the half dead half ALIVE nerve through the hole he drilled on the backside of my tooth."

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It all sounds extremely painful and it did affect the singer's performance schedule. Rimes had to cancel a few performances in order to heal after her corrective dental surgery.

In total, she had to undergo nine root canals as well as bone grafting, physical therapy and a temporary bridge. The lawsuit claims she will have "permanent cosmetic deficiency."

That certainly bites.

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