About 4 years ago mom had almost 20,000 worth of work done on rotten teeth. I wanted dentures, but dentist said real teeth are better, I think I agree.
Fast forward to today: a crown has a cavity under it, dentist is going to try and clean the cavity under the crown.
From what I understand, mom has no teeth left hardly to chew with: all that is left is what is doing the job. She is 93 years old: Options are a tooth implant which will involve bone grafts, and that sort of repeat visits (which in her mind are quite an obstacle: i'd agree.).
What have people here gone through: I am at a loss. If the dentist can clean it out and save the tooth, all well and fine. The other option is dentures which is almost as nightmarish.
Getting old sucks.