Mom doesn't have many teeth left, but they continue to give her problems. The most recent visit to the dentist because of a painful, infected root resulted in the dentist telling her she needed to have the rest of her teeth removed. He will remove the teeth but he wants her to see a denture specialist to get fitted for dentures. He sent her home with antibiotics and two scheduled appointments. She told me this morning she wasn't going to have the work done because she is 90 years old. I would be inclined to say "fine, your decision, mom," but isn't this dangerous? Can't infected teeth lead to other more serious problems? How forceful should I be about this? Or should I just let it go and wait for another painful incident? I can't force her to do anything, and I kind of understand her reluctance - pain, money, etc.