we went to the dentist who advised that mom, needs 6 teeth removed. They said if she doesn't it could cause worse problems later. They are not bothering her now. Another dentist said she didn't need more than 2 teeth removed and wanted to work on the rest. I don't know what To do. Do I go for a third opinion? We have Medicaid and they will pay for extractions and partials, both dentists know we only have Medicaid.
I'm not sure how mom would cope with the extractions, healing process and the adjustment to having to wear partials. When I ask her she sometimes understands but is vague and at other times she clearly doesn't understand what I'm saying as she starts talking about something unrelated.
I know her teeth are bothering her a lot and she talks about them and often cries because there are so many missing. I don't want her to spend the rest of her days embarrassed of herself and afraid to smile and that is how she feels
What can I do to make sure I do everything that is correct and at the same time, help her feel good about her teeth. She says she doesn't smile because of her teeth but when she catches herself smiling she sinks into a deep depression. I still have to see an oral surgeon because no dentist will extract her teeth because of being on Prolio.