If you want to talk about ‘bad press’ in Weston-super-mare, then listen to some of the tragic tales that are bandied around on the subject of root canal treatment. Yes it isn’t the easiest of things to have done as it involves a dentist removing the root from inside the tooth so that it can be crowned and saved from decay- it will also save the tooth in the long run and these modern dental darlings can offer you the latest laser treatment that will do the job in a jiffy and save you from the pain that a drill would have caused in the old days. But here is a pitch for you: yes the dentist is able to do things like never before and get you out of a muddy rut. But how comes you were in that rut in the first place? Sheer laziness and poor oral hygiene spring to mind, and carelessness over a sustained period of time where a dental cavity has been ignored by you, and clearly, your lack of keeping up appointments at your dentists has led to this dilemma. A root canal is worth having as it prolongs the health of the tooth and prevents decay spreading into the other teeth. It is only a black and white procedure- it does what it is meant to do, but you should really take a good hard look at yourself before you go ‘slaying’ it off as a painful treatment because it was you that got you into the chair in the first place.