I heard from the vet a little while ago. The initial exam of the tooth looked normal and the pockets showed no signs of infection but something showed that the tooth *might* have the start of some infection. She removed the tooth and said that the tip of the root had turned dark and that is a sign that it started to go bad. She shaved the face around her *spot* and still wasn't sure what that was, but she decided not to biopsy that because of the way the tooth looked. The spot is still there but has deflated with a small amount of swelling left in the middle. Because of the shape of the face, when I would touch near the front part of that spot, I could feel the tooth through the cheek, so who knows, it could have been from the tooth. She couldn't say one way or the other. She didn't find any pocket of infection that poured out when she removed that tooth though. I swear, if any dog has to have something weird, it will be one of mine!
Fast forward to cleaning the other side and the upper right molar was wiggling some as she cleaned it and she decided an x-ray was in order for that side as well. It was cracked near the crown of the tooth in a way that they don't ordinarily see. More weirdness in my dog!
The bloodwork from Friday showed elevated BUN, about 8 points above the normal range, creatinine was normal, and the urine sample from this a.m. was dilute. Chi isn't concentrating her urine like she should, and so she is in the very early stages of her kidneys failing.
She mentioned a drug "calcitriol" that she said we'd talk about after she heals up from the dental work.
I'll be picking her up at 6pm with pain meds. I told her to send home pills, not the morphine injections like I had with Cinnabon. I don't want a repeat of that disaster. She's coming home with Tramadol, I think.