Once upon a time in a land known as the city of Leeds, there once lived an evil dentist that used to prey on patients that were suffering from bad tooth decay and if you found yourself in the chair, this dentist would cruelly drill and splice, sometimes twice, until the you suffered from severe pain- which goes a long way to explaining just why it is that people still have reservations and fears about the nature of root canal treatment. You see, when this treatment first began to be practiced, it was very raw- yes the science behind it was faultless, but the tools however were a little flawed, drills and scalpels, and seeing as the roots can grow twisted and turned, removing them after decay had infected the tooth could be quite complex; in some extreme cases, the dentist would have to slice through the gums and come in from the side. This meant that the whole operation was painful and uncomfortable. However, there is a ‘happy ever after’ scenario to this bad fairytale; science and technology has caught up with the theory behind this treatment and now lasers have replaced the original tools of torture. In seconds the infected pulp and roots can be cleared out painlessly allowing the tooth to be refilled and thus, saving it altogether…..the end!