Mom has all sorts of health issues - on top of Alzheimers. Now I learn she has 2 severely decayed teeth. Dental care...Extensive restorative treatment versus extraction of 2 severely decayed teeth. Dentist recommends root canals, fancy white crowns that will "last for years." I'm not so sure this "general dentistry" office even has the capability of dealing with everything. She still has all her teeth. She has a compromised immune system - can't even have her teeth cleaned without prophylaxis antibiotics & is on blood thinners for a-fib. She needs a revision hip replacement (she can barely walk & is prone to falls trying to compensate for the pain.) Dentist says she can't possibly have hip surgery with the state of her oral health - with all the bacteria in her mouth. Finances are also a consideration with the teeth. Falling would be catastrophic. Is pulling 2 teeth barbaric or ???