I went to visit Mom yesterday at AL and her front tooth is gone. This is the third tooth she has lost. I have taken her to the dentist and they advised that due to severe gum deterioration she would have to have all teeth/caps removed and basically have her mouth rebuilt. Never mind the cost, (approximately $28k) she would have to be sedated which is probably not the best idea in her mental/health state. Not only does she look neglected, I worry about her ability to eat. Does anyone have experience or thoughts on what to do here? (side note-she refuses to walk and is bed bound. She refuses all offers of help from aides and basically told me to leave yesterday and leave her alone.) She is falling apart before our eyes and she really doesn't care. Any helpful thoughts are appreciated.