Just feel I gotta rant after talking to my mom today. She had some pain in her gum last week, so she went to a dentist office near her house two days ago. While she had no cavity, she was told that she was losing bone structure of her teeth as she aged. The dentist apparently recommended she pulled three of her teeth and replaced them with bridges. So my mom being the fucking gullible idiot that she is, started actively attempting to loosen one of the teeth that was causing the sensitivity. Apparently she had been doing it for two days and I'm still extremely pissed at her stupidity. She thought she could save the money on pulling her teeth out if she got it out herself. After I yelled at her for that stupid shit, I checked with my own dentist that I went to for years. He said that gum sensitivity and bone loss are common problems with middle age people, and that you really don't need to be concerned about it unless it's severe. He said that the other dentist sounded like he was trying to make some quick bucks. Now I know how much of an idiot my mom can be and I have been chastising her all day. She probably ruined the tooth unnecessarily already and she's regretting it. I also heard horror stories about dentists from people I know. Just wondering whether you share similar experience, as dentistry seem to be filled with people trying to push unnecessary procedures. I love my mother to death, but it's frustrating at some of the dumb shit scam she fell for in the past.