I know this sounds bizarre, but I think having dental work done was causing me to slip into a depression. I wasn't sleeping well at night. I would wake up in the middle of the night and start thinking about my teeth. Usually these thoughts revolved around money. Dental work is EXPENSIVE. I literally went weeks without a decent night's sleep. I was crying a lot too, which is completely out of character. I was feeling sad about everything - my childhood, my appearance, my finances, blah, blah, blah.
I decided that part of my anxiety was related to the fact that I didn't particularly like my dentist. So, I switched practices. My new dentist is only open late one night per week. Additionally, his office is only open one Saturday morning per month. This is tough, because I can't go during the day and the evening hours fill up super quick. So, I have been waiting for a month to see my new doctor. At first, I was pissed and thought about finding another doctor. But honestly, I think I needed that break. I have stopped worrying about all of my problems, and I can actually fall asleep at night without a thought in my head. It is amazing!
My 1st appointment is scheduled for Saturday. I am dreading the experience, but I am also excited to be moving forward again. Wish me luck!