My 88 year old mother has had dentures for 52 years and is now experiencing pain on her lower jaw, even when she removes her lower plate. A dentist told her that her gums were worn down and the nerves are close to the top of her tissues. He sent her to an oral surgeon that wants to do titanium implants. I question that this procedure will relieve that pain since she has that pain with and without her dentures. Is there some other treatment that would help her? Maybe some permanent nerve block.