Iv`e just spent a very unpleasant hour or so in the dentist`s chair this afternoon, having the first session of a course of root canal on an infected tooth. The dentist told me after he took an xray, that It`s such a complicated procedure that some of the work that`s needed can`t be done on the NHS, so I`ll have to pay £120 towards my treatment. The only alternative would be extraction, which I`ll do anything to avoid. It does seem unfair that I have to pay when I hear about a woman getting breast implants for thousands of pounds on the NHS, when I`m expected to pay for necessary dental work. I`m prepared to stump up the cash, but it won`t be easy as I`m on benefits. It seems really unfair to me!
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