After my wonderful experience with dental work last fall (like the last 25 years weren't already a blast), I was a little hesitant to go in for the fillings they told me I needed then. Partly it was the money (around $250 for the two), and partly it was just feeling spent on the whole tooth worry thing.
I put it off because of the money, then I put it off because of work being busy, then I put it off because I was embarrassed about how long I had put it off. Some parts of that whole sentence are especially sad because my dentist is on the first floor of my building and I don't really need to take time off so much as actually take a lunch.
I stopped putting it off and had it done today. The flex account is renewed, and I finally had enough emotional energy for dealing with the potential that I would need another crown when the finally got in to look at things. I also made the decision that I was going to go for the gas. My insurance doesn't cover nitrous (some days I think I'm lucky they cover the Novocaine), but I knew it was only 45 bucks, and I could use the flex account for it. I considered it a mental healthy charge. If I could zone out for the procedure, it wouldn't seem so bad.
It was heavenly. I haven't had it since I was a kid, and I had forgotten how out of it you can get. I was hoping for a nice hour long nap, and while I didn't get that, I'm not complaining one little bit. Absolutely worth the price of admission.