Yesterday Vet called me back first thing this morning - we're going to try a short run of Buprenex and add in clindamycin, if necessary. I also have the phone number of a veterinary dentist who is a little closer than the last one we saw, and maybe ~ hopefully ~ a little less expensive. I will be setting up a consult, at the very least. In typical fashion, his mouth doesn't seem to be bothering him this morning, lol. He still isn't eating well, though. Apparently, he hates all his food choices now, ugh.