Yesterday Long post ahead, I am writing this mostly for my own record, but maybe it'll give some information for other kitties that need to have dental works done. Dimmu is still at the vet, but we just got a call that surgery went well and he's awake. We can pick him up in a couple of hours! The dental specialist is up to date, attentive, very patient and clearly has lots of experience with diabetic patients. We especially appreciate that she took time to explain every step and her choice of drugs to us. She did a general exam and noticed Dimmu's left eye socket seem to protrude more then his right one. His left eye has been tearing for months and we couldn't find what's causing it, the vet suspected it could be because of the root left in the gum has changed/inflamed the gum/bone. Dimmu had upper left molar extraction 2 years ago and the vet who did the extraction was not able to get everything out, so he left a small piece of root in his upper left gum. She then checked his BG before giving him sedatives. Dimmu was given an IV sedative (I think she said diazepam, but will have to double check), and propofol induction after 10 mins, then he was intubated for oxygen and hooked up to a vital monitor. The specialist checked his teeth again and took 10 or so x-ray photos. We were there in the room with him the whole time of the procedure, it's not easy seeing him under, but we had all first hand information of what's going on in his mouth this way, and it's very educative. The x ray showed that Dimmu has 2 abnormal root formations, which the vet is not concerned about (she also said ECID, meow!), 1 class 1 tooth resorption with cavity on the crown (upper left premolar), 2 class 2 tooth resorption (upper right premolar and lower right premolar), 3 broken front teeth (2 upper incisors and 1 lower incisor) with roots left in, and of course the upper left molar root in the gum. She decided to extract the class 1 tooth resorption, the roots from the 3 broken incisors, and the left-over molar root, and of course scaling. She said there's no effective methods to treat the class 2 tooth resorption without doing more damage than good, so she'll leave them be, and Dimmu will have to live with it. She also wanted to take out a small piece of bone on his upper left jaw for the lab to rule out any abnormality. We agreed with most of her decisions but questioned the root extractions of the broken front teeth. She explained if we leave them in, the body will see them as foreign bodies and he will have abscess. So we agreed to have them removed, too. We were very happy that she could do the surgery right away so Dimmu wouldn't have to go through this again, but of course we couldn't be there with him and I don't know what maintenance anesthesia he had during surgery, but she reassured us she'll monitor his BG and if he's not reacting well to the anesthesia, she'll stop the surgery and do it another time. I hope he's not in too much pain. I will feed him small watered down meals. Is it ok to keep giving him raw food in the coming days?